Mission: To assist in the development of business in the eastern arkansas area
Programs: Business development division - leased,then deeded building acquired in 1994 to industry which provided approximately 300 new jobs in eastern arkansas, leased, then deeded building acquired in 1996 to business creating approx 100 new jobs.
community development division - continued paying costs of operating an economic development/community development facility used by over 34 community groups, industrial groups and the local chamber of commerce for 214 events.
educational training division - approximately 26 local industries participate in retraining their existing workforces through classes developed by this division. 41 classes were offered to 436 students for 5,358 hours of instruction.