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Business and Industry

The Port of Little Rock is a central hub for rail, waterway and highway access for fast and efficient transportation.

Industry of every variety would find the Port an ideal community and conduit for state-of-the-art commerce, transportation and business opportunity. The Port is home to over 30 industrial manufacturers, numerous trucking companies, a fire station, a medical clinic, and a myriad of other businesses and industries. 

Beauty and business meet in The Natural State where the demands of global business are met with a quality of life that is rare and inspiring. Arkansas also boasts one of the lowest overall per capita tax burdens of any state in the nation. 

Ideal location, financial incentives & community Support, robust labor market, cutting-edge utilities, diverse transportation and unmatched quality of life all add up to a dynamic hive of business and untapped potential.

For an up-to-date look at the LRPA, click here to review our 2016 Annual Report.

Ideal Location

  • Mid-America, Sun Belt, Mid-Market
  • 2600 acre Industrial Park located on Arkansas River
  • Slackwater Harbor sites
  • 1 mile from The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
  • Level building sites
  • 1/4 of U.S. population within 500 miles


  • Inland waterways
  • Within one mile of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airportt.
  • Port rail service connecting with Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
  • 70 trucking companies
  • Adjacent to Interstates 30 West, 40 East, and 440

Quality of Life

  • Temperate climate
  • Clean city and surrounding environs
  • Low cost of living
  • Very good primary and higher education systems, including nationally recognized universities and technical colleges
  • Symphony
  • Theatre
  • Major Sporting Events
  • Family-oriented activities and atmosphere

Financing Incentives & Community Support

  • Industrial development financing available with negotiated city payment in lieu of property tax agreement
  • Bond guarantee by State Industrial Development Commission
  • Advantage AR program
  • Sales tax exemption on new equipment
  • Low land acquisition costs
  • Pre-employment training, 100% paid by ADED

Labor Market

  • Large trainable and productive labor force
  • Reasonable labor costs
  • Right-to-work state
  • Tax incentives


  • Fiber Optics
  • Water
  • Natural Gas
  • Electricity
  • Waste water