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Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)

The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to lead statewide economic development, create targeted strategies which produce better paying jobs, promote communities, and support the training and growth of a 21st century skilled workforce. Visit www.arkansasedc.com/why-arkansas to find out how Arkansas can work for you!

Phone: (800) ARKANSAS or (501) 682-1121  Website: www.arkansasedc.com


Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas are private, non-profit corporations that are totally funded by dues from its members. Each organization has its own officers and its own directors, but both share headquarters and professional staff in Little Rock. The State Chamber/AIA offers its members – businesses both large and small – an effective means to improve the business climate in Arkansas. They are a network of companies working together for a lower cost of doing business, fairer taxes, fairer regulations and less regulatory paperwork. Because of this, Arkansas businesses can be sure that the elected officials are listening to what they need to survive and thrive.
Phone: (501) 372-2222  Website: www.arkansasstatechamber.com


El Dorado Development Corporation (EDC)

The EDC is a private non-profit 501(c)6 organization operating under the umbrella of the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce. Its board of directors consists of 11 individuals from business/industry with the Chamber president & CEO serving as the executive vice-president of the board. The core mission is to market the community and be prepared to assist: existing industry growth prospective companies locate/relocate site consultants identify the competitive. They will provide: timely and valuable answers to questions; help in identifying potential buildings and/or sites; help in coordinating visits and arranging itineraries; provide creative financing options. The EDC works hand-in-hand with additional economic development partners to offer professional guidance and expertise to those who seek it.
Contact: Brandon Barnette  Phone:  (870) 863-6113  Email:  brandon@goeldorado.com


El Dorado Works Sales Tax Board (EWB)

The El Dorado Works Board administers the city’s one-cent sales tax dedicated to economic development and quality of life improvements. 

Board Members:

  • Greg Downum (Chairman)
  • Alison Abson (Treasurer)
  • Dr. George Callowar Jr.
  • Craig Mobley
  • Avodis Vartenian

Contact: Greg Downum via: gndownum@yahoo.com



Golden Triangle Economic Development Council

The Golden Triangle Economic Development Council (GTEDC) is a 170 member, non-profit organization that combines the area’s resources and talents to attract new business and industry to the Golden Triangle area. The Golden Triangle area encompasses four counties (Columbia, Calhoun, Ouachita and Union) and five Arkansas Community of Excellence (ACE) communities (Camden, El Dorado, Magnolia, Hampton and Smackover). The Golden Triangle’s vision is to promote the growth, vitality, and development of south Arkansas and apply the knowledge, creativity, and leadership of its members to regional challenges.
Phone: (870) 235-4924  Website: www.gtedc.org


Teamwork Arkansas

Teamwork Arkansas is the economic development office of Entergy Arkansas, Inc., the state’s largest electric utility. As one of the largest private sector economic development initiatives in the country, they offer professional proactive and resourceful expertise to companies searching for a new business location, an abundant workforce, innovative incentives, natural resources and an unsurpassed quality of life.Together with other economic development organizations and communities, they help build a brighter future for Arkansas.
Phone: (501) 377-4434 or (888) 301-5861  Website: www.entergy-arkansas.com/economic_development/


Union County Industrial Board (UCIB)

The UCIB is a public facilities board, with five members appointed by the Union County Judge. The board works together with other regional economic development partners to assist in the economic development process. The UCIB, along with the Chamber’s other economic development partners, work together to offer local incentives to prospective businesses considering expansion within our community or relocation to our community.
Contact: Brandon Barnette  Phone:  (870) 863-6113  Email:  brandon@goeldorado.com

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