• Economic Development

  • Major Employers in Hot Spring County

    Click to see list, or download a pdf.


  • Hot Spring County Industrial Park

    The Hot Spring County Industrial Park lies adjacent to Interstate 30 and U.S. Hwy 270 (see graphic below). Zoned Indistrial, the park comprises 120 acres in a prime location. An additional 89 acres is available which adjoins the park.

    At A Glance:

    • County-owned industrial park offers up to 50 acre site at nominal lease rate for a qualifying industry. 
    • Other industrial park tenants include food processors and plastic molders.
    • Positioned to readily serve Memphis (180 miles), Dallas (280 miles), Oklahoma City (375 miles) and Shreveport (172 miles) markets.
    • Air service: Little Rock National Airport, 45 minutes.
    • Port: Port of Little Rock, 45 minutes.
    • Rail: Arkansas Midland on-site, connecting to Union Pacific.
    • Located between U.S. 270 E. and U.S. 270 W. interchanges on I-30.
    • 12-inch water and sewer mains
    • 500,000-gallon elevated water storage
    • Free non-hazardous solid waste disposal
    • 4" natural gas 
    • 13.8 kV primary electrical voltage
    • 2.275 million gpd excess water capacity
    • 1.350 million gpd excess sewer capacity

    Laborshed Workforce:

    • Workforce total – 89,465
    • Underemployed –10,584
    • Some education beyond high school – 67%
    • Bachelor's degree – 21%
    • Unionization rate – 3.1 %
    • Private – 1.2%
    • Average household income -- $47,87

     

  • For more information contact:

    Rick McClure, 
    Economic Developer
    Malvern/ Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce
    501-332-2721
    Email: rick.mcclure@suddenlink.net


  • Site Selection

    In March, 2006, the economic developers and community leaders of Malvern and Hot Spring County joined together to meet the rigorous criteria of being named a "Select Site". Malvern /Hot Spring County's Industrial Park received the distinction of being named a "Select Site" in November 2006.

    The select site is "shovel ready" for industrial development. This designation is held by only 14 other sites in the state.

    The Hot Spring County Industrial Park is an industrial or business location with 110 acres of prime commercial land adjacent to Interstate 30 with rail access on the property. All environmental and ownership studies are complete and ready for examination.

    Click here to see a satellite view of the Industrial Park's location.

  • The Grapette drink plant located in the Malvern/Hot Spring County Industrial Park. Grapette, makers of several flavors of carbonated beverages, has been in business over 75 years.


  • Workforce Training

    The Department of Adult and Workforce Education at the College of The Ouachitas (COTO) actively meets with industries and businesses throughout five counties to meet professional training needs and workplace skills. Those Counties include: Hot Spring, Clark, Dallas, Saline, and Grant.

    Local employers agree that the college provides dynamic, up-to-date training customized to upgrade the knowledge, skills, and work understanding necessary for training today's workforce for current and future businesses.

    The COTO offers a competitive advantage to businesses through quickly responding to the needs of your business or industry in providing the most efficient and cost effective curriculum. Key indicators of the curriculum involve: leadership, technology, teamwork, quality, and customer orientation.

    Many manufacturing businesses find that the price of the training is very affordable since the State of Arkansas provides some reimbursement to those entities that qualify.

    If your business or industry does not have enough training space, the professionals at COTO can work with you on holding sessions at the College.


  • Metro Little Rock Alliance

    Metro Little Rock Alliance (MLRA) is a twelve-county economic development organization representing a population of million people including Hot Spring County. Created to 
    cultivate regional growth and prosperity throughout the area, the alliance markets 
    the region's strengths and advantages to prospective companies and site location consultants for the purpose of attracting investment and creating jobs.

    Click Here for the MLRA's website

  • For more information please contact:
    Jay Chesshir
    Metro Little Rock Alliance
    501.377.6002

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