By maintaining a low cost and abundant power supply backed by an active infrastructure enhancement and recruitment program, the cooperatives plan to keep Arkansas a vital, powerful economic opportunity for your company.

Economic Development


The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas are committed to matching your company with the right location. We serve more than 500,000 homes, farms, businesses and industries in Arkansas, encompassing more than 60 percent of the state's land area. 

There are about 60 Fortune 500 firms with operations in Arkansas, including Dillard's Department Stores, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and Walmart Stores, Inc.  Five of the largest trucking companies are located here, including J.B. Hunt Transport. Manufacturers such as Whirlpool Corporation, B.F. Goodrich Aerospace, Maybelline Cosmetics, Green Bay Packaging/Kraft Paper, Remington Arms, Bekaert Corporation, Scroll Technologies and steel giant Nucor-Yamato Steel also have operations in Arkansas. Knowledge and information-based companies such as Acxiom Corporation, BEI Sensors and Systems, and Electronic Data Systems are here. The world's largest marketer of rice, Riceland Foods, is headquartered here.

To help attract businesses to Arkansas, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, offer a combination of competitive incentives; an excellent infrastructure network including telecommunications, water, truck, rail and interstate highways; and affordable power rates. We are capable of supplying an abundance of electricity through ten generating stations which utilize low-sulfur coal, oil, natural gas or hydroelectric power.