Economic Development

The Economic Development Corporation recruits new businesses and developments to North Little Rock and guides entrepreneurs through the process of establishing a business in the city. Economic Development also assists businesses expanding their existing operations in North Little Rock. 

Residential Life
Quality of Life
Economic Development

North Little Rock Traffic Counts

Small Business Economic Development Support Fund
Arkansas Ready Business Interruption Grant


The North Little Rock Economic Development Corporation assists businesses with obtaining and using any federal, state, and local incentives that the business is eligible to use.  The EDC also assists with arranging below market financing for qualified businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What incentives are available for my business?
A.  Incentives are established to encourage and promote growth for certain categories of businesses.  The EDC can help a business determine eligibility and, if eligible, provide advice and assistance in obtaining them.

Q.  What grants are available for businessess?
A.  Unfortunately, direct grants, per se, for businesses are not usually available.  However, sometimes in periods of severe economic distress, direct grants may be available.  Grants for public infrastructure assistance are difficult to obtain, but available.

Q.  Can the EDC help with obtaining a loan for my business?
A.  Yes.  The EDC can assist qualified businesses with loans and bonds for working capital, building construction, and equipment acquisition.


Robert  Robert Birch -Director of Development
  100 Main St.
  North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
  North Little Rock, AR 72119-5757
  Phone:  (501) 975-8614

  ToddTodd Larson - Director of Workforce Development and Education
  300 Main Street, City Hall
  North Little Rock, AR 72114
  Phone: (501) 371-0116
  Fax: (501) 372-5955