Labor Pool

Our labor shed area covers a 50-mile radius and includes Carroll, Benton, Madison, Washington and Boone counties in Arkansas; Barry, Taney and Stone counties in Missouri.


Recent census data report a recruiting pool of 450,000+ over the age of 18 in the area.


For production creative services, Eureka Springs alone has over 350 professionals experienced in all disciplines of visual, performance, theatrical, broadcast, film, marketing, digital creation/production and technology.

NEW MARKET TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR EUREKA SPRINGS!

New Market Tax Credits provide tax incentives to private investors. Over the last ten years, the NMTC has proven to be an effective, targeted and cost-efficient financing tool valued by businesses, communities and investors. Learn more here:
NMTC Basic Overview Video:
https://youtu.be/CJcPYrLWI74
 
NMTC Leveraged Structure Overview Video:
https://youtu.be/UlU7TqJNvgg


Mapping link so you can review New Market Tax Credit eligible sites:
https://www.cohnreznick.com/NMTC-Mapping-Tool

Arkansas has an array of incentives designed to assist a wide selection of qualifying businesses in various stages of growth. More information on state incentives can be found on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission website. 

Check the Arkansas Secretary of State's "DreamItDoIt" site and resources for start-up businesses.

Arkansas has several affordable housing programs available. Click here for more.

Eureka Springs is Entrepreneur Heaven

​The creative economy base and spirit of Eureka Springs is the perfect launching pad for new concepts, ideas, products and innovative services. Our tourism base is an ideal setting for product testing - especially in the culinary, outdoor adventure and entertainment industries.


Teaming up with Startup Junkie Consulting, Eureka Springs host an annual G60 pitch contest where the best pitches receive seed money for start-ups and emerging ventures. 


Eureka Springs Film & Entertainment Production Incentives

Eureka Springs is the only municipality in Arkansas to offer an incentive for film, entertainment and digital production independent from - or combined with - the state incentives. Incentives include tax rebate and deep discounts from preferred vendors. Eureka Springs has an extraordinary variety of production locations. We are a founding member city of the Northwest Arkansas Film & Entertainment Commission.


Other incentives are available for new business and entrepreneurial projects. City officials are ready to work with you to develop an incentive program for your business. Contact us for more information.

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