Clark County has a total population of 22,995. Clark County has a labor force of nearly 12,000 workers within our nine-county labor-shed, with a labor force of more than 330,000, and is expected to grow by 5.3% by 2015. Based on employment, the top five industries in the county include Manufacturing (20.46 percent of workforce), Education (17.97 percent of workforce), Retail (12.07 percent of workforce), Healthcare (11.24 percent of workforce), and Food Services (5.53 percent of workforce).
The Clark County Industrial Park, located on U.S. Highway 67, approximately five miles south of Arkadelphia, covers 313 acres and is developed for industry with sites from 4.5 acres to 26.5 acres.
Leadership Clark County was established by the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce pursuant to one of the goals of the Clark County Strategic Plan.
The Business Retention & Expansion program of the Alliance focuses on facilitating job growth of existing business and industry and retaining jobs due to possible downsizing or relocation.