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Community Profile

Independence County is the hub for economic development in North Central Arkansas and the premier location for new business and development. Numerous healthcare facilities, manufacturing industries, corporate offices, commercial retail stores, and small businesses call Independence County home. Our diverse range of commerce is reflective of our ability to grow small local companies and attract major corporations with unique cooperation between local government, education, and the private sector.

Arkansas Incentives

As a business-friendly state, Arkansas offers a range of competitive incentives for businesses looking to open, expand or relocate. Arkansas' business incentives encourage job creation and investment, including cash rebates to community grants.

Opportunity Zones

A Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) is an economically-distressed community where new investments may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Approximately 15% of Independence County residents live in the county’s two designated Opportunity Zones.
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