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 or just a great community in which to live, 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!