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Agriculture in Arkansas - The Agriculture in Arkansas web site was created for the people of Arkansas by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.  On this site you will find links to organizations offering services to the agriculture industry of our state.

Arkansas Capital Corporation - ACC believes that it is critical to the success of their mission that they not only provide the people of Arkansas with the finest financial resources available, but that they excel in their knowledge and presentation of those resources. ACC’s mission is simple: to provide small business the tools necessary to succeed.

Arkansas Department of Economic Development - In 1955, Arkansas made a commitment to its economic future by establishing the State’s economic development agency. Today, the ADED continues to foster an environment that leads to improved economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of Arkansas. ADED offers a variety of services to Arkansas’ private and public companies, as well as firms wanting to establish operations here.

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Arkansas Development Finance Authority - Since its creation in 1985, ADFA has become the State’s largest source of low-cost financing for low-to-moderate income housing development, small industries, government, education, agricultural business enterprises and health care. It provides long-term, fixed rate loans to fund the purchase of real estate, new construction, machinery and equipment and working capital. Loans generally range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $1.25 million.

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Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) - ECD’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low and moderate income residents of the Delta regions of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. ECD fulfills its mission by providing market-driven financial and technical assistance to Delta firms and entrepreneurs, by forging strategic partnerships with key actors for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and by promoting the development of the region’s human and economic assets.

Global Marketing Support Services - Global Marketing Support Services is an extension of the Division of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. It is an export assistance agency that serves small- to medium-sized companies as well as the community with education of the processes involved in exporting, providing market research and, ultimately, to  accomplish their international objectives.


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U.S. Small Business Administration -  SBA is dedicated to providing customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community. Their web site provides quick and easy access to basic program information, identifies the intended customer, and describes how they deliver their services.

UALR Small Business Development Center -  The Arkansas SBDC is part of a national network of more than 950 small business development center offices and is the largest small business assistance program in the United States. It provides a small business information center, individual consulting, a small business training program; export development information and online classes. It also provides FAX-on-Demand documents.

U.S.D.A. Cooperative State, Research, Education and Extension Service - The CSREES provides leadership and administration to identify, develop and manage programs to support university-based and other institutional research, education and extension.


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University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 South University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 • USA
Phone (501) 671-2000 • Fax (501) 671-2209