Nearly two dozen separate economic development groups exist within a 30-minute drive of Texarkana—and there is strength in numbers. Economic development in any part of the Texarkana MSA is a win for the entire region, no matter which city, county or state border it lands in.

By collaborating with site locators, facility managers, developers, and real estate agents, the AR-TX REDI staff and board will serve as the central information source for response to proposals from prospective business and industry investors. Existing economic development entities will continue to make decisions regarding their commitment of resources and tax incentives but will benefit from AR-TX REDI’s unified response leveraging area resources to meet prospective business and industry investors’ needs and location requirements.