Let’s create measurable results for your community.

Community Development & Planning

A grass roots approach to bettering the quality of place, designed to assist communities of all sizes. Helping communities address their weaknesses and identify and use their strengths effectively.

Economic Research & Data Analysis

Objective research and analysis central to making smart business decisions. Focusing on urban and rural economic growth, we assist businesses and communities to understand and interpret economic indicators.

Data Center

The Arkansas Data Center provides information, research and statistical solutions and supports the areas of demographics, economics, community development, and GIS by providing advanced data products and experts in the field.

Geographic Information Systems

Provides mapping and spatial data analysis solutions in the areas of demographics, economics, community development and research. Facilitates training in the GIS Applications Lab for businesses, government agencies and educational institutions throughout Arkansas.

Fast Facts

The State Leader in Economic Development for 65+ years.
Serving 75 Arkansas counties and the region.

Over 225

Training & Economic Presentations Given
13 community surveys
created with

Over 4,000 Respondants


Police & Fire District Maps

23 Data Driven

Community Assessments

Over 500

Data Requests Solved

In the News

Read the latest news from the Arkansas Economic Development Institute:

Arkansas’ May unemployment steady at 3.2%

Arkansas officials reported Friday that May’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.2%, following a national trend of standing firm from April. At 3.6%, the overall

Being designated an U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration University Center allows AEDI to promote and facilitate economic development strategies and projects throughout the state and region.

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