Springs, Arkansas: Affordable, Attractive and Centrally Located
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is billed as "America's
First Resort," but the region is hardly all play and
no work. Hot Springs is making a name for itself in the 21st
century as an affordable answer to business and industry.
attractive cost of living and cost of doing business, economic
development is strong in Hot Springs. More than $100 million
in tourism, manufacturing, technology and life sciences projects
have been announced in the past three years. The region is
now preparing to serve more high-tech firms with its new office
and technology park.
have a 38,000-square foot speculative building in the new
Hot Springs Office & Technology Park that is currently
under construction," said Jay Chesshir, president of
the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. "This building
will serve as a catalyst to attract all types of office and
the 470-acre Mid-America Park is serving the region with a
unique industrial, cultural, educational and recreational
development. Both of these parks are located in the heart
of the fast-growing Sunbelt region within 600 miles of 80
million people. While Hot Springs offers a small-city family
atmosphere, there are more than 181,000 people within a 30-mile
driving radius to ensure a readily available work force.
has a reputation for reliable, skilled, and productive labor.
The state's Right-to-Work law has historically provided a
compatible labor climate for business and industry. State
programs provide start-up training tailored to company needs
at no cost. St. Joseph's Regional Health Center, Weyerhaeuser
Company, Wal-Mart Stores and Xerox Corporation are among the
city's largest employers.
Springs offers a sizeable and growing work force and a highly
developed infrastructure," said Chesshir. "The community
is known for its solid, progressive leadership and crystal
clear vision for the future. Due to the quality of life that
Hot Springs National Park provides, we are able to attract
a wide range of people to move to the area."
sure, Hot Springs offers an attractive quality of life as
one of America's "top small arts towns." It is surrounded
by mountains and lakes, is home to thoroughbred horse racing,
hosts international film and music festivals, and features
a 200-acre botanical garden and numerous hiking and biking
trails. All these amenities attract more than two million
visitors each year.
corporate tax system is favorable to industry and its transportation
system is complete. Hot Springs is served by Arkansas Midland
Railroad which is a short-line feeder for the Union-Pacific
Railroad. Interstate Highway 30 is only 20 miles away by U.S.
Highways 270 and 70. The area is also served by numerous motor
freight lines and four transfer storage companies. The municipal
airport offers commercial air service through Mesa Airlines
and has charter service available.
advantages of doing business in Hot Springs go far beyond
the city's reputation for scenic beauty and world-class amenities,"
said Chesshir. "Having been named an Arkansas Community
of Excellence by the Arkansas Department of Economic Development,
Hot Springs offers a bustling business environment with a
strong foundation of support services for all types of companies."
information on Hot Springs, visit www.hotspringschamber.com.
Or, contact Jay Chesshir at (501) 321-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org