The Golden Triangle region is a natural location for business development.  If you are not familiar with the region, our fast facts, statistical highlights and in depth statistical reports are a good starting point.


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Statistical Highlights

  • Cost of Living – Arkansas had the 2nd lowest cost of living in the United States for the third quarter of 2016. – Missouri Economic Research and Information Center
  • Cost of Doing Business – Arkansas has the 9th lowest cost of doing business in 2016. – CNBC
  • Electrical Costs – Costs of industrial electricity in Arkansas at 5.95 per kwh was 9th lowest in the nation and commercial electricity at 8.09 per kwh was 6th lowest in the nation as of October 2016. – U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Biggest Gainer – Arkansas ranked as the 2nd “Biggest Gainers” by the Chief Executive’s 2016 Best and Worst States for Business survey. – Chief Executive Magazine
  • SBA Lending – The Golden Triangle is home to First Financial Bank, El Dorado, the 3rd largest SBA Lender in the state. – Arkansas Business 2017 Book of Lists

In Depth Statistical Reporting

For the most up to date statistics please visit:

United States Census Bureau website

Arkansas Site Selection Center website

Bureau of Labor Statistics website

ADWS – Discover Arkansas website