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Business Assistance for Arkansans

Starting, operating and growing a business is hard work. We invite you to explore the business-related research, resources and educational programs offered by the Cooperative Extension Service below. 


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Agritourism combines essential elements of the tourism and agriculture industries. According to the most recent Census of Agriculture data available, agritourism in Arkansas accounts for $4.1 million in farm revenue.

Learn more about Agritourism


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Arkansas APEX Accelerator

Government agencies spend billions of dollars buying goods and services from private companies each year. Let us help you navigate the world of government contracting.

Discover what AR APEX can do for you


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Hispanic & Latino Entrepreneurship

Arkansas residents from other countries seeking to start and operate a business often face unique challenges in making their dream a reality. We can help.

Explore our resources