July 21, 2015

What TPP Means to Arkansas

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a current hot topic of discussion. On July 16th, Boon Tan, Senior Director of Global Trade Strategy at the World Trade Center Arkansas, was interviewed by Jacqueline Froelich, Senior News Producer at KUAF 93.1 […]
July 21, 2015

Continued Relationship with Panama

The City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce recently led an Economic Development and Sister City Mission to Panama City, Panama from July 8-11, 2015. Boon Tan, the Senior Director of Global Trade Strategy at the Arkansas World […]
July 21, 2015

Vietnam partners with Arkansas

(MOU) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chairman Dinh Quoc Thai of Vietnam’s People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province on Monday at the state Capitol. The MOU outlined opportunities for developing economic, trade, and educational opportunities […]
June 26, 2015

Welcome New Executive Director of Crossroads Coalition

World Trade Center Arkansas staff welcomes Mark O’Mell, the new Executive Director of Crossroads Coalition, to Northwest Arkansas. The Coalition is comprised of 8 counties in eastern Arkansas, more commonly known as the Delta. The Coalition is a public/private partnership […]
June 26, 2015

U of A Pine Bluff signs MOU with Cote d’Ivoire

The World Trade Center Arkansas is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, and Université Nord-Sud of Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. This agreement sets forth a frame work for both institutions […]
June 16, 2015

WTC Arkansas Sponsors Booth at Paris Air Show

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (center) and World Trade Center Arkansas President & CEO Dan Hendrix (left) cut the ribbon on the Arkansas booth with other members of the Arkansas delegation at the Paris Air Show June 15, 2015. (Photo credit to […]
May 11, 2015


Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin and Deputy Secretary of State Joseph Wood led a trade delegation in Ghana from March 15th to 24th, 2015 to discuss economic development and opportunities for increased global partnerships between businesses in Arkansas and […]
May 8, 2015

Cote d’Ivoire

On March 9th, at the request of the Delegate General Mr. Inza Camera, Denise Thomas from the World Trade Center Arkansas made a reverse trade mission to Abidjan, the capital city of Cote d’Ivoire. The trip was a result from […]
May 1, 2015

Arkansas in the Netherlands

World Trade Center Arkansas (WTC AR) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have exchanged trade trips across the waters. Trade Minister, Lilianne Ploumen led the delegation to Arkansas recently in February to meet with key business leaders and government officers. […]
April 2, 2015

Vietnam in Arkansas

During a recent trip to Vietnam, World Trade Center Arkansas and Made in USA Works LLC met with Tin Nghia Corporation in Dong Nai Province.  Since their inception in 1989, Tin Nghia has become one of the largest business enterprises […]
April 1, 2015

Expansion and Growth in Arkansas

Arkansas companies continue to make strides in international business and substantially increase exports.  Businesses often face many challenges that potentially stall progress and growth of exporting: regulatory factors, the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, and Congress’ inactivity in regards to […]