Real People.

Let’s create measurable results for your community.

Real Talk.

Let’s create measurable results for your community.

Real Results.

Let’s create measurable results for your community.

Community Economic Development

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 and 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.


Arkansas 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.


*projects since 2016

Serving 75 Arkansas counties and the region

The State Leader in Economic Development for 65+ years.

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Census Non Response Followup

Census Non Response Followup

August 11 – October 31, 2020*

Census takers will interview households in person that have not responded by mail, online or by phone.

*Dates are subject to change.

Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing

Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing

November 12, 2020

AEDI and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis partner to provide updates on the economic conditions and the outlook for the nation and the state.


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2801 South University Avenue

Little Rock, Arkansas 72204





Tel: +1 (501) 569-8519





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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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