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Economic Development

Arkadelphia is a natural location for business development. Anchored by two universities, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia is located at the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, on the Caddo River and Ouachita River and minutes from beautiful DeGray Lake State Park.Image title

Arkadelphia, in Clark County, is located in southwest Arkansas and centrally located in the United States, and is within a day's drive of 52 percent of the nation's population.  Arkadelphia is ideally located on Interstate 30 and Arkansas Scenic Highway 7, an hour away from Little Rock National Airport and a short three hour drive to Memphis or four hour drive to Dallas. Regionally surrounded by 11 commercial airports which board over 40 million passengers per year, Clark County has easy access to the world. 

The Arkadelphia area includes the incorporated communities of Amity, Caddo Valley, Gum Springs, Gurdon, Okolona, and Whelen Springs. The area is ideally located and amply populated to support new and growing industries with a population of more than 350,000 within a 50-mile radius. Each year hundreds of new college graduates, trained blue collar workers and skilled laborers come from the halls of our two universities, community colleges, technical training centers and public school systems eager to enter the workforce. In addition, with the recent passage of an economic development incentive tax, Arkadelphia is poised for growth. 

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