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Arkansas Tax and Incentives Update

Summary of 2017 Arkansas Economic Development Credits and Incentives Legislation

Posted On: Monday, May 01, 2017

Here is a summary of the Arkansas economic development incentives legislation for 2017. Particularly significant is the expansion of local government authority to provide incentives under Acts 533, 685, and 686, after the voters' approval of Amendment 97 in the November 2016 election. Read More

What's the Deal With Ballot Issue #3? (the Economic Development Amendment)

Posted On: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In a few weeks, Arkansas voters are going to have a chance to approve an amendment to the state constitution that would enhance economic development capabilities at both the state and local levels. Read More

Arkansas Tax Traps and Found Money in Little Rock on November 16

Posted On: Sunday, September 18, 2016

We're bringing it home: The Dover Dixon Horne state tax team (Michael Parker, Matt Boch, & T.J. Lawhon) is going to present our "Arkansas Tax Traps and Found Money" seminar at the Arkansas State Chamber in Little Rock on November 16, 2016.  Read More

Op-Ed: Arkansas Needs Incentives to Attract and Retain Jobs

Posted On: Friday, April 15, 2016

Incentives have recently (and wrongly) been scrutinized and criticized as a drain on state revenue and as bad public policy.  In an op-ed published today in the Democrat-Gazette, DDH attorney Matthew Boch and Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Randy Zook explain why the state needs incentives for economic growth, particularly in manufacturing and services.  The op-ed responds to a prior op-ed criticizing incentives, which had been published last week. Read More

You Don't Need a Megaproject: Southworth Products Expansion in Manila Yields Incentive Benefits

Posted On: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Earlier this week, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced an expansion by the Southworth Products Corporation at its facility in manila (Mississippi County).  The company is creating 35 new jobs and investing $935,000.  Its incentive package consisted of Cash Back sales tax incentives, Advantage Arkansas job creation incentives, and state and local community development block grants of $350,000 each. (See Arkansas Business coverage.) Read More


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