Arkansas

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2020

  • Arkansas Exports Top $6 Billion In 2019 - ROGERS — Arkansas exports remained strong in 2019, accounting for $6.2 billion in trade while supporting over one-fourth of the state’s workforce, according to a newly released report compiled by the World Trade Center Arkansas. “Arkansas has a diverse economy, which propels ... more

  • WTCAR Receives $700,000 EDA Grant - ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas has received a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to expand trade, export and commercialization opportunities for Arkansas businesses and agribusiness affected by severe weather eve... more

  • WTCAR Working Closely With SBA During Outbreak - ROGERS — The World Trade Center of Arkansas is working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to promote economic resilience and ease concern among small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center utilizes the State Trade Expansion Program... more

  • WTCAR Sees Bright Future With EU After D.C. Trip - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite an ongoing shakeup among European Union membership, the EU will continue to be a major player in Arkansas trade and investment, according to Dan Hendrix, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Arkansas. Hendrix was on hand Tuesday, Feb. 11, to ... more

  • USMCA Passage Could Boost Arkansas Trade Globally - ROGERS — Arkansas’ economy could blossom under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the landmark trade deal approved Thursday, Jan. 16, by the U.S. Senate, according to an analysis by the World Trade Center Arkansas. The Senate passed the bill, also known as USMCA, by a... more

  • WTCAR Advisor Tapped For Federal Reserve Branch - JONESBORO — Davy Carter, who serves on the Board of Advisors for World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named director of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Memphis branch, according to Talk Business & Politics. “I’ve got a lot to learn,” Carter said Wednesday, Jan. 8, of the new ... more

2019

  • Mexico Could Soon Be Arkansas’ Top Customer - FAYETTEVILLE — Mexico could equal and may overtake Canada as Arkansas’ top customer in the next few years if the Latin American nation’s import patterns continue, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade Center Arkansas. Speaking Tue... more

  • Arkansas Exports Continue Robust Growth - ROGERS — Arkansas exports surged again in 2018, with $6.5 billion in trade that spanned 170 countries and reflected 12% growth since 2008, according to a newly released report by the World Trade Center Arkansas. The state’s top two customers, Canada and Mexico, respectively, ... more

  • Strengthening Relationships With CĂ´te d’Ivoire - PHILADELPHIA — Denise Thomas, Director of Africa and Middle East Trade for World Trade Center Arkansas, helped promote bilateral trade earlier this month between Arkansas and CĂ´te d’Ivoire. Thomas attended the first Prosper Africa Business Development Forum on Nov. 7 in Phila... more

  • WTC Arkansas Participates in Paris Air Show - Boon Tan, Senior Director at World Trade Center Arkansas, participated in the 53rd Paris Air Show with Governor Asa Hutchinson, on June 17th through the 23rd. Accompanying Governor Hutchinson and Mr. Tan were the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas Aerospace and... more