Economic development is one of the cornerstones of the State Chamber/AIA. We help create jobs by working with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in attracting new industry to Arkansas and by encouraging existing Arkansas industry to expand and modernize.
The Institute for Economic Advancement is a part of the UALR College of Business. Comprised of a unique collection of professional expertise, it is divided into three basic functions: data, research and training. It provides specialized services which support the economic advancement of Arkansas and is available to businesses, governmental units, labor organizations, communities, and private individuals throughout the state.
In particular, the Institute is dedicated to supporting the economic development community by serving as a source of sound and credible research and training. Covering a broad range of issues, the Institute assists as a catalyst for the University's contribution to providing effective state economic development strategies and increased vitality in business and industry.