Arkansas Economic Development Commission

The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying our state and local economies, increasing revenue and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas.

Arkansas has a business-friendly environment with a nimble state government that acts quickly and decisively in the interests of business. Join us in this incredible entrepreneurial adventure we call Arkansas Inc. With four indigenous Fortune 500 companies and countless other business success stories, you'll be in good company.

Meet the Staff

Michael Preston

Secretary of Commerce & AEDC Executive Director

CLINT O'NEAL, CECD

Deputy Director & Executive Vice President of Global Business

JENNIFER EMERSON, EDFP

Deputy Director & Executive Vice President of Operations

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