Arkansas Development Analysis and Planning Tool
This web site is designed for use by Arkansas economic development professionals, public officials and community leaders to provide comparative analysis tools for communities. Use of these tools can help communities gain a comparative advantage in attracting future business investment and in helping them anticipate and quantify changes, and in doing so, diversify the local and regional economy.
This tool will enhance the ability of area leaders to determine those components within a region that need focused attention for development and the types of development that would be appropriate and beneficial to their respective communities. Data presented here will also be instrumental in assisting in public policy planning, needs assessments, retail recruitment and development, Main Street programming, economic impact determination, community/regional planning and in proposing successful incentive packages.
All 42 Arkansas counties included in the Delta Regional Authority are represented in this data. Extended portions of the analysis draw on data from the twelve counties comprising East Arkansas Planning & Development District (EAPDD). With additional funding, we hope to expand the availability of this analysis to other regions of the state.