Media Kit

The World Trade Center Arkansas is happy to work with members of the press and other media producers. Below are logos, graphics and other resources for your use. When appropriate, please attach the attribution, “Courtesy of the World Trade Center Arkansas.” Press and media inquiries can be sent to the Strategic Communications & Public Information Desk by email to or by phone call at 479.418.4803.

World Trade Center Overview

Arkansas offers the world exceptional opportunities and the World Trade Center Arkansas is dedicated to growing bilateral trade for the state by delivering world class services, global connections and export development programs to Arkansas businesses.

By bringing together businesses and government agencies, we build a better world when we connect companies and agriculture producers to foreign markets. We actively promote economic development; we advance trade education; and we provide life-changing opportunities for students in global commerce through our immersive and dynamic internship program.

The mission of the World Trade Center Arkansas is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services. The Center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. For more information and valuable updates, please follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to the World Trade Center Arkansas newsletter.

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Stock Photos

The World Trade Center Arkansas Staff. From left to right: Trish Watkins, Denise Thomas, Dan Hendrix, Boon Tan, Beverly Coleman-Keown, Felicia Garner, Sam Cushman, Melvin Torres, Denise Simpson.
World Trade Center Arkansas President & CEO Dan Hendrix (right) signs a strategic alliance memorandum (SAM) with Small Business Administration Arkansas District Director Edward Haddock on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The SAM will improve small business opportunities in Arkansas and strengthen and expand small business development throughout the state.
Canada and Mexico are Arkansas's largest trading partners, receiving $2.2 billion in goods and services from Arkansas every year and trade with these countries supporting nearly 120,000 Arkansas jobs.
The World Trade Center Arkansas team holds a meeting between the visiting diplomats and officials from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. From Left to Right: Melvin Torres, Ambassador Roman Macaya (Costa Rica), Trade and Investment Commissioner Fernando Marti (ProMexico), Trade Attache Abdulrizak Musa (Embassy of Kenya in U.S.) Denise Thomas, Ben Walters (AEDC), Mark Hamer (AEDC), and Ambassador Robinson Githae (Kenya).
Four representatives of IBG Global, an international association of business consulting firms, met with the World Trade Center Arkansas (WTCAR) team Monday morning in Rogers
Dan Hendrix (center) the President and CEO of the World Trade Center Arkansas discusses the Center's operations and initiatives with Center senior trade director Boon Tan (left) and Sherwin Pomerantz (right) of the IBG Global group.
Senator John Boozman (right) speaks to Ambassador of Costa Rica Roman Macaya (left) at the World Trade Center Arkansas 10 Year Anniversary Reception on September 21, 2017. Senator Boozman had the original vision for the World Trade Center Arkansas and is one of the Center's founders.
Denise Thomas speaks in a meeting with Belorussian economic developers in the Mogilev region.
Denise Thomas, Director of Africa and Middle East Trade holds in a meeting with Belorussian economic developers in Belarus' Mogilev region. World Trade Center Directors often take part in trade missions to build commercial diplomacy between Arkansas and other countries.
Melvin Torres (left) of the World Trade Center Arkansas and Doug Brooks (center) speak to an interested buyer in Panama during the Trade Mission.
Melvin Torres (left) the Director of Western Hemisphere Trade for the World Trade Center Arkansas and Doug Brooks (center), Vice President of International Sales for AERT, Inc. speak to an potential buyer in Panama during a 2017 trade mission.

Graphics & Logos

"We Grow Trade" is a registered trademark of the World Trade Centers Association. The "We Grow Trade" graphic with the Little Rock skyline is property of the World Trade Center Arkansas.