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!
Save the Date - Annual Golf Tournament
The Arkadelphia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered withRotary Club of Arkadelphia - Sunrise to host its annual golf tournament. The date has been set for Friday, September 9, 2016 and will be held at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Golf Course. Tee time is scheduled for noon and lunch will be provided. Please contact Ashlee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Alliance & Chamber at 870-246-5542 for more information. The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization. All original footage was used in the making of this video and falls under the "Fair Use" code. This video is provided for entertainment purposes only.
Drumco collects, reconditions, remanufactures and recycles steel, flexible and plastic drums and intermediate bulk containers for re-sale.
Check out this video of a logging operation process in Clark County by Hunter-Wasson. Hunter-Wasson serves at the pleasure of its landowners. They promote open lines of communication, where all members of the supply chain work together to improve performance and value.
Print Mania strives to give their customers the best experience possible. All customers receive one-on-one personal service regardless of whether or not the customer comes by the store, calls, or sends them an e-mail. They'll make sure that the customer is taken care of by the same person until the order is complete; this makes it easier for the customer to communicate with Print Mania through the entire process.
Knit Unto Others
Knit Unto Others is a retail needlework shop specializing in knitting and crocheting, now with spinning, weaving, and needle felting products. They offer a wide variety of yarns and accessories and a home-away-from-home environment. Beginning knitting lessons are free with purchase, and all are welcome! The coffee is always on, and the company is always friendly.
Slim & Shorty's
Slim & Shorty's makes you feel as if you're on vacation. Slim and Shorty's Restaurant has a Full Menu along with a Sport's Bar Atmosphere enhanced with Live Entertainment. Visit them at 617 Clinton Street in Arkadelphia!
Adorn Boutique offers trendy clothing and accessories at affordable prices! Wear something that puts a smile on your face and the faces of others! Dress to impress with Adorn Boutique!
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!
Little Penguin Tacos
Little Penguin Tacos uses the most fresh, unadulterated ingredients they can get their hands on. Visit them at 139 Valley Street in Caddo Valley! Click http://littlepenguintacos.com/menu to view the full menu.
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.
Boys & Girls Club of Clark County
The Boys & Girls Club of Clark County provides a fun, safe, supervised environment for recreational and educational activities where all boys and girls can develop self-esteem and the qualities needed to become caring, responsible citizens. The club is housed in a 9,000-square-foot gymnasium on the campus of Goza Middle School on 1305 Caddo Street in Arkadelphia.
Great video by Southern Bancorp! They are truly a bank on a mission to create economic opportunity for our community!
Arkadelphia Aquatic Park
Located in Feaster Park at 2575 Twin Rivers Drive, Arkadelphia Aquatic Park offers recreation, exercise and instruction. It features a 1-meter springboard, drop slide, open flume water slide, umbrella style water fountain, arching sprays and so much more. For more information, including hours of operation and prices, please visit www.cityofarkadelphia.com/aquatic-park. Drone video by Dr. Wesley Kluck
Annual Golf Tournament
The Arkadelphia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Rotary Club of Arkadelphia - Sunrise to host its annual golf tournament presented by Baptist Health on Friday, September 9th at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.
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.
3D Sports Training Academy
3D Sports Training Academy is a 14,000 square foot multi-sport indoor training facility that offers a wide variety of training programs for all competitive levels and athletes. Players are provided ample opportunity to develop their skills in a controlled atmosphere designed to be constructive and encouraging. Individuals, as well as teams, can reserve the facility for workout and training sessions. The facility is open year-round for all of your sports training purposes. The Facility is located at 702 S 3rd Street in Arkadelphia. Visit http://3dsportsta.com/ or call 870-260-8268 for more information. Video by Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center.
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.