News

2020

  • 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

  • Arkansas's Catfish Pro will transform cat fishing - Catching Memories with Catfish Pro –the story of Mike and Mitch Baker by Sam Cushman, World Trade Center Arkansas After a series of progressively intense surgeries in 2013 left Mike Baker in the hospital for almost a month, all he really wanted to do was camp down at the Arka... more

  • Export training developing for Arkansas businesses - Export training programs for Italy-Arkansas trade could come to local businesses The World Trade Center Arkansas Director of Africa and Middle East Trade Denise Thomas visited Pescara and Rome from April 1-9, 2019 to meet with trade officials at the World Trade Center Pescara ... more

  • Consul General of Bahamas visits Arkansas - The Consul General of the Bahamas in Atlanta, Astra Armbrister-Rolle, visited Northwest Arkansas leaders in business and education from Feb. 6-8, 2019 to strengthen ties between the Bahamas and the United States. Arkansas falls under the Consulate General in Atlanta’s jurisdic... more

2018

  • WTC Arkansas, QuerĂ©taro Partner to Grow Exports - The World Trade Center Arkansas and World Trade Center QuerĂ©taro partnered on an inbound trade mission to Arkansas from Dec. 17-18 seeking to recruit Arkansas companies to sell their products and services to QuerĂ©taro, Mexico. The WTC Arkansas facilitated meetings in Rogers, A... more