Women walking by a 'now hiring' sign.

AEDC combines divisions to focus on tech, entrepreneurship and minority-owned businesses

BY: - July 11, 2023

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is folding its Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division into its small business division as part of an initiative to focus on the state’s entrepreneurs, officials announced Tuesday. According to a press release, AEDC will consolidate resources as it restructures the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division to focus on […]

Arkansas Women's Commission chair Alison Williams speaks at a press conference

Child care access a barrier to women’s workforce participation in Arkansas, study finds

BY: - December 7, 2022

Access to quality child care and health services are challenges facing Arkansas women, according to a study by the Arkansas Commission on the Status of Women.  The 19-member commission formally presented its final report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson Wednesday. It was the first report produced by the group in nearly half a century. The challenge […]