A group of local leaders tours a factory in NewportThe furnace at Arkansas Steel in full productionThe Newport Business Resource Center, home of the Newport Economic Development Commission and the Newport Area Chamber of CommerceProduction at the Taylor Made Ambulance factory in the Newport Airbase Industrial Park

Welcome to Economic Development

The Newport Economic Development Commission (NEDC) was created in 2002 by a vote of the citizens of Newport and it is those citizens that we work for each day.  The Strategic Plan of the NEDC includes job-creation incentives to new and existing manufacturers, investing in infrastructure improvements to benefit business development, offering the ever popular ReNewport Grants to retail businesses and much more.  Retail sales in Newport continue to grow at a rate that exceeds both the national and state average.  If you are looking for a new business home, we’d love to visit with you about why we think Newport would be the perfect place!

Want to start a business in Newport, Arkansas?  Check out our Newport Business Starter Kit to get you started on the right track!

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Incentives

Incentives

Stats & Demographics

Stats & Demographics

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events