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
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BBDI Mission Statement:


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

Benton Area Chamber of Commerce

Benton Utilities

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Arkansas Business

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Main Street Arkansas

Project for Public Spaces