Independence County is the hub for economic development in North Central Arkansas and the premiere location for new business and development. Numerous healthcare facilities, manufacturing industries, corporate offices, commercial retail stores, and small businesses call Independence County home. Our ability to attract a diverse range of commerce from small local companies to major corporations is a result of the unique cooperation between local government, education, and the private sector.
Not only is the cost of doing business in Arkansas the fourth lowest in the nation, the average cost of living for all of Arkansas’ metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) is consistently below the national average. Businesses also enjoy low tax obligations through a variety of incentives, exemptions, credits and refunds.