There are a number of organizations with offices in Arkansas that can help you develop your export business.
The World Trade Center Arkansas is dedicated to growing bilateral trade for the state by delivering world class services, global connections and export development programs to Arkansas businesses. They actively promote economic development; they advance trade education; and they provide life-changing opportunities for students in global commerce through their immersive and dynamic internship program.
The World Trade Center Arkansas secures funding for Arkansas companies through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant provided by the United States Small Business Administration. They then award it to eligible Arkansas small businesses to fund export initiatives such as trade shows and exhibitions, inbound and outbound trade missions, consulting, website translations, marketing media, and other export initiatives. The testimonials below illustrate the effectiveness of the STEP Grant. For more information on applying for funds, contact Trish Watkins, the STEP Grant director.
Address: 3300 S Market St # 400, Rogers, AR 72758
Phone: (479) 418-4805
You may also contact our Member, Melvin Torres, Director of Trade, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) helps to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas.
Address: 1 Commerce Way, Ste. 601, Little Rock, AR 72202
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) is an economic development program that assists entrepreneurs with all aspects of business development. They offer services such as creating business plans, financial guidance, market research and analysis, and online presence.
Address: 2801 S. University Ave. , Little Rock, AR 72204
The Little Rock Port Authority is an intermodal transportation facility. It provides numerous methods of transporting business goods including river, rail, runway and highway. The Little Rock Port Authority aids in promoting local as well as international trade.
Address: 10600 Industrial Harbor Dr., Little Rock, AR 72206
The Southern United States Trade Association is a non-profit organization that works alongside the Arkansas Department of Agriculture to assist Arkansas’s agriculture producers gain entrance to and benefits from the global market. They work hand in hand with farmers and ranchers to expand their expertise and keep them competitive in local and international markets.
Address: 1 Natural Resources Dr. , Little Rock, AR 72205
The United States Department of Agriculture is the United States federal executive department that is responsible for executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, and economic development.
Address: 500 Woodlane St., Little Rock, AR 72201
The U.S Export Assistance Center of Arkansas is the trade promotion section of the U.S Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. They specialize in assisting small and medium sized businesses export their goods and services to the international market. They offer various services including market intelligence, trade counseling, business networking, and commercial diplomacy support.
Address: 700 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 4413, Little Rock, AR 72201
The Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the Federal Government that helps to assist in the development of small businesses by providing loan guarantees to banks for export-related purposes.
Address: 2120 Riverfront Dr. Suite 250, Little Rock, AR 72202