Economic Development

Economic Development

Welcome to the City of Benton’s economic development department page!  The new economic development department is dedicated to creating and sustaining a vibrant and diverse business environment in our community. Our goal is to attract good, high-paying jobs to our area and help our current businesses prosper and expand.
Creating economic opportunity for all, with a progressive outlook on our future, is the fundamental idea behind the Benton Business Development Initiative [BBDI], which is an assemblage of community and business leaders focused on the common goal of increasing an already robust quality of life in the city.

Together we can build a better Benton!

Brad Jordan
Economic Development Director
501-776-5900

brad@bentonar.org
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BBDI Mission Statement:

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To stimulate a vibrant local economy through a cooperative effort to promote and improve the business environment in Benton to its highest potential.

Current Projects

Hurricane Creek Village
Shoppes of Benton
Riverside Park
Farmers Market
Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan
Historic District Design Guidelines

Helpful Links

Benton Proud Blog
http://bentonproud.com

Benton Area Chamber of Commerce
http://bentonchamber.com

Benton Utilities
https://www.bentonutilities.com

Arkansas Economic Development Commission
http://www.arkansasedc.com/

Arkansas Business
http://www.arkansasbusiness.com

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
http://www.arkansaspreservation.com

Main Street Arkansas
http://www.mainstreetarkansas.com

Project for Public Spaces
http://www.pps.org/

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