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:
NMTC Leveraged Structure Overview Video:

Mapping link so you can review New Market Tax Credit eligible sites:

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

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.

For more information contact: 

Kyle Palmer, Preservation Officer

Download overview here.

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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.

40% Tax Credit for Historic Rehabilitation Projects in Eureka Springs!

ACT 650 increases the amount of the Arkansas Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit 
              and creates a tiered system to incentivize investment in smaller communities: 
              •     Projects in cities with a population of less than 10,000 will receive a 40% credit
              •     Projects in cities with a population between 10,000 and 50,000 will receive 
                     a 35% credit
              •     Projects in cities with a population of 50,000 or more will receive a 30% credit
              •     Currently, the credit percentage for all projects is 25%, so this represents an 
                     increase for all projects.
              ACT 650 does not alter the annual cap of $8 million per fiscal year or the current 
              per project caps.
ACT 651 extends the deadline to apply for the Arkansas Major Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit from June 30, 2025, to June 30, 2030. This credit is for projects with at least $1.5 million in qualified expenses.
ACT 561 provides $40 million for the Arkansas Major Historic Rehabilitation Trust Fund, which will be administered by the Division of Arkansas Heritage to fund credits awarded through the Arkansas Major Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. 

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.