The Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority was formed in February 2010. The Clark County Quorum Court adopted an ordinance to join three other counties in forming the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority. Clark County joins Montgomery, Pike, and Dallas Counties in this effort.
The entity operates under Act 690 of 1997, which allows cities and counties to acquire, equip, construct, and operate industrial parks that offer freight support services like warehouses and packaging and distribution facilities. Creation of this authority has the potential benefits of improving existing passenger and freight facilities, developing new transportation centers, and enhancing passenger and freight transportation modes by the formation of public/private partnerships.
A key feature of the Act is that it enables authority members to combine resources to be more competitive in retaining existing industries and recruiting new commercial activities. By combining resources, The Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of the regions’ transportation system.
Board of Directors
President Lewis Diggs | Montgomery County
Vice President Rex Lawrence | Pike County
Secretary Ron Daniel | Clark County
Treasurer Brown Hardman | Clark County
James Calhoun | City of Arkadelphia
Damon Daniels | City of Amity
Barbara Finley | Dallas County
Darwin Hendrix | City of Delight
Jason Johnston | City of Caddo Valley
Jimmy Jones | Dallas County
Sammy Jones | Montgomery County
Sherry Kelley | City of Gurdon
Billy Plyler | City of Glenwood
Rusty Silvey | Pike County
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.