Little Rock, Arkansas: A Globally Recognized Brand
Location USA / April 2013
Where miles equal minutes, one million people live within 50 minutes of downtown Little Rock. So, 12 central Arkansas counties and their unique communities united to compete as one common, globally recognized brand — Little Rock. Six years and over $1.45 billion in new capital investment, $450 million in new annual payroll, and 11,800 jobs later, the results are indisputable and historically unprecedented. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, “Little Rock has one of the lowest unemployment rates of any city in the United States. Little Rock’s regional approach to job creation has resulted in job growth even amidst a deep recession…Bringing together regional resources and assets is imperative for communities wanting to build more resilient economies after the recession.”
Companies such as Caterpillar, HP, LM Wind Power, and Saint-Gobain have recently invested in the Little Rock region. If you want to find out why, or if you are interested in Little Rock yourself, just go to www.metrolittlerockalliance. com and check out what we have to offer your company. But, don’t take our word for it; read what these companies have to say about what Little Rock has to offer. We hope to see you soon.
We couldn’t be happier with the location. Not only is the site ideally located to serve some of the central U.S. demand for wind development, but Arkansas was also able to accommodate our aggressive ramp-up schedule, and we have every confidence they will exceed our stated goals.
— Roland M. Sundén, LM Wind Power CEO
The facility in North Little Rock completely met our needs. Certainly the positive business climate in Arkansas was a big part of that, and frankly it was also the team we were working with here.
— Jon Harrison, Caterpillar Plant Manager
HP believes that our facility in Conway will allow us to build stronger customer relationships while also bringing jobs and investment into the community. We’re proud of the partnership we’ve made in Arkansas as we foster future HP leaders in the state, and our collaborative spirit will benefit all involved.
— David Cronk, HP Vice President of U.S. Sales, ESSN Inside Sales
Saline County is the perfect location because of its proximity to many of our major oil and gas customers, and because it allows us to access Arkansas’s highly skilled work force. We also have ample room for future expansion if needed.
— John Crowe, Saint-Gobain Corporation (North America) President & CEO