At the center of the top-ranked state for cost of doing business is Metro Little Rock, where profitability increases exponentially thanks to low operating costs, reliable utilities, convenient access and a world-class workforce.
Anchored by Little Rock and North Little Rock, and stretching from Searcy and Morrilton to the north and Pine Bluff and Arkadelphia to the south, the Metro Little Rock region has untapped potential for businesses of all kinds.
Home to about 1 million people and a growing workforce of nearly 500,000, Metro Little Rock’s communities offer the diversity to support multiple major industries and the unity to rally resources for a diverse business environment.
The taxation report includes up-to-date statewide data in a quick read with helpful infographics. Read about tax benefits for companies, including sales and use tax reductions, exemptions for environmentally friendly practices, capital gains tax reductions and more.
3rd lowest cost of living among all U.S. states
7th Highest Percentage of Workforce in Manufacturing
Percentage of the U.S. population within a day’s drive
Union Membership Rate (Private Sector)
Income Tax Cuts signed in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Balanced Budget since 1945