Our Mission

To encourage, support, and aide economic growth and development for the southwest Arkansas region. We do this through improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the area’s transportation systems. Ultimately, we work to make sure our business and industry leaders can rely on a quality transportation network to facilitate their business endeavors.

News

Firestone Building Products Acquisition Complete

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – LafargeHolcim has announced that its Holcim Participations (US) Inc. subsidiary has successfully completed the acquisition of Firestone Building Products, following all regulatory approvals. The transaction closed earlier than expected due to smooth collaboration with Bridgestone and all 1,900 employees will be joining LafargeHolcim. Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO: “I warmly welcome the Firestone …

New Rural Profile dashboard helps users visualize data, trends affecting rural Arkansas

Biennial profile examines conditions and trends affecting rural populations throughout Arkansas Available for free download at https://www.uaex.uada.edu/publications/pdf/MP564.pdf Rural Profile Dashboard available at uada.edu/rural-profile-dashboard By Ryan McGeeneyU of A System Division of Agriculture LITTLE ROCK — The 2021 edition of the Rural Profile of Arkansas, a biennial publication from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, brings …

New report outlines economic trajectory for Arkansas’ timber industry

MONTICELLO, Ark. — If you are a building supplier, the economic outlook for 2021 is looking better than expected following the COVID-19 pandemic. If you operate a family-owned tree farm and want to harvest stumpage, 2021 is looking financially flat, with an overabundance of trees in Arkansas and the South.  UPS AND DOWNS — A new …