Innovate Arkansas is funded by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and administered by Winrock International. In line with our vision for the future, the mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying our state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas. Meanwhile, Winrock International's U.S. Programs focus on addressing rural development challenges that affect communities across the country, which help stabilize local economies and create new sources of income. We are grateful for our partners who make our work of accelerating scalable ventures in Arkansas possible.
Innovate Arkansas works hard to touch every corner of the Arkansas entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through nearly a decade of work, we’ve mapped out the key organizations lending to innovation in Arkansas, all of which we’ve collaborated with in some way. Below is an ever-changing look at the entrepreneurship ecosystem right here in the Natural State. Click through to learn more about each organization.
Increasing revenue opportunities for startup companies through growth-focused programming
Increasing private investment for Arkansas-based technology solutions
Developing a technology-proficient workforce and creating new jobs for Arkansas