About Us

About the Metro Little Rock Alliance

Meet our network of regional partners at the heart of Central Arkansas.

Innovation, diversification and low operating costs are attracting companies from across the globe to Central Arkansas. The Metro Little Rock Alliance (MLRA) is the largest economic development organization in the region dedicated to cultivating a rich environment where industry, workforce and community collaborate for prosperity.

The MLRA is a coalition of 12 counties: Clark, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lonoke, Perry, Pulaski, Saline and White. Economic development leaders from these communities work together to develop and market Central Arkansas as a premier location for new and expanding business and high-quality job growth.

Jay Chesshir, CCE President & CEO

Jay Chesshir, CCE

President & CEO