Year in Review - 2017
It has been another extraordinary year for Arkadelphia and Clark. Let's take a look back at 2017.
Happy Holidays from the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce!
Graduate to Good Living
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. 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.
Welcome to Arkadelphia
Take a tour of our beautiful community by clicking one of the video links found HERE! Learn more about Arkadelphia's downtown area, education, parks and recreation, economic development, community organizations, or quality of life. Explore our community without leaving your seat!
Arkadephia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Year in Review
This past year was truly a milestone year for Arkadelphia and Clark County. The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce expects 2017 to be another year of growth and expansion.
Arkadelphia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Update
A year in review for the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce.
Arkadelphia Chamber Banquet 2016 Keynote Address
Keynote Address by Governor Asa Hutchinson. The Chamber Banquet was held March 10, 2016. View photos from the Banquet HERE!
Drumco collects, reconditions, remanufactures and recycles steel, flexible and plastic drums and intermediate bulk containers for re-sale.
Desoto Bluff Trail
Desoto Bluff Trail offers leisure time to walk, photograph widelife or just hang around. Video by Dr. Wesley Kluck.
Badger Idea Lab
Thanks to a generous donation from the Ross Foundation, the Makerspace -- with its specialized tools, software, and supplies -- is open to the public, free of charge, on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Bud McMillion, pre-engineering instructor at Arkadelphia High School, shares how valuable it is for students to be able to share their expertise and be able to teach others what they are learning. Watch this video produced by Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center to learn more!
How to Eat Crawfish Like a Pro
Downtown Crawfest is April 29-30 and we want our first time crawfish eaters to be prepared. Arkadelphia High School’s EAST Lab teaches us the RIGHT way to get to the tasty morsels of a mudbug in this clip! Thanks to EAST Lab students, Kenneth Jarboe, J.R. Fitzgerald, Turner Pentecost, Maddox Breashears, Shemar Dickens, Evan Giuliano, Jack Burnham and Josh Burnham for producing this video!
Percy & Donna Malone Child Safety Center
The Percy & Donna Malone Child Safety Center provides a safe place for child abuse victims and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professional interviewers, nurses, counselors and advocates in a child-friendly atmosphere through a coordinated team approach as well as provide education to the community. The Center's number one priority is every child that they have the honor of servicing.
Ouachita River Bridge Construction Summer 2016
June 2016 construction progress on Ouachita River Bridge in Arkadelphia, AR. Work is to be completed by summer 2017.
DeGray Lower Lake and Caddo Rivers Floaters
Visit DeGray Lower Lake or float the Caddo River for some summer fun. Caddo River Rats Canoe & Tube Rental is located on the Caddo River in Caddo Valley, AR. They offer tube, kayak and canoe rentals with shuttle services.
Great video by Southern Bancorp! They are truly a bank on a mission to create economic opportunity for our community!
Arkadelphia Youth Sports Complex
The Arkadelphia Youth Sports Complex currently features soccer and baseball fields, several practice fields, a 3.5 acre fishing pond, concession stands, and restroom facilities. The Complex is located on Thompson Road (off of Country Club Road) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Drone video by Dr. Wesley Kluck.
Downtown Arkadelphia is striving to create a more vibrant downtown area where residents and visitors can shop, dine, and enjoy life in a thriving small town. We invite you to “meet us downtown” to see all that our area has to offer.
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.