• Great Places, Smart People, Thriving Economies

Are you ready to transform your community's economy? Mark your calendar for IEDC's 2017 Economic Futures Forum next June 4-6, 2017 in Little Rock. Whether you're in a small town or the big city, economic developers know that you need synergy between great places, smart people and committed businesses in order to build thriving communities. The Economic Future Forum will help equip you with the latest knowledge in emerging trends for a competitive business environment. This is your opportunity to learn about how you can maximize your existing industries, prepare for opportunities in emerging fields, and foster the next generation of great entrepreneurs. See you in Little Rock!

Arrive early and attend the Oaklawn Gaming Riverfest, an annual event in Little Rock, Arkansas. See the show's lineup.


Letter from the Governor

Dear International Economic Development Council:

I want to welcome you to Arkansas for IEDC's 2017 Economic Future Forum. While you are in Little Rock, I hope you are able to enjoy many of the sights, sounds, and activities that make it one of the "Top 40 Best Places to Live" by U.S. News and World Report.