January 16, 2020
Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico increased by 14 percent in 2017 and amount to $2.1 billion in goods.

USMCA Passage Could Boost Arkansas Trade With Canada, Mexico

ROGERS — Arkansas’ economy could blossom under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the landmark trade deal approved Thursday, Jan. 16, by the U.S. Senate, according to an analysis by the World Trade Center Arkansas. The Senate passed the bill, also known […]
January 15, 2020

Analysis: US-China Trade Deal’s Potential Impact On Arkansas’ Economy

ROGERS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 15, signed a trade agreement with China that could benefit an array of Arkansas farmers and businesses. Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping signed “phase one” of a deal that will lift […]
January 10, 2020

WTCAR Trade Director Counsels UA Students On Leadership

ROGERS — For Denise Thomas, being a successful leader goes beyond inspiring others through strength, compassion and integrity, it also means having a strong moral compass. Thomas, the director of Africa and Middle East trade at World Trade Center Arkansas, […]
January 8, 2020

WTC Arkansas Advisor Tapped As Director Of Federal Reserve Bank In Memphis

JONESBORO — Davy Carter, who serves on the Board of Advisors for World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named director of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Memphis branch, according to Talk Business & Politics. “I’ve got a lot to learn,” Carter […]
December 20, 2019

Officials: USMCA Expected To Benefit Arkansas’ Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, Dec. 19, to approve a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that Arkansas officials say will spur higher economic growth in Arkansas and internationally. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or […]
December 16, 2019

World Trade Center Arkansas Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas on Thursday, Dec. 12, hosted a cyber security summit aimed at preventing lost revenue, customers, opportunities, and out-of-pocket costs from cyber attacks on small businesses. More than 20 representatives of small and medium-sized […]
December 6, 2019

Boozman Cites World Trade Center Arkansas Report In Push For USMCA Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, cited the World Trade Center Arkansas’ trade and jobs report while making a case for Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement, […]
December 3, 2019

Analysis: Mexico Could Soon Be Arkansas’ Top Export Destination

FAYETTEVILLE — Mexico could equal and may overtake Canada as Arkansas’ top customer in the next few years if the Latin American nation’s import patterns continue, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade Center […]
November 27, 2019

Regional Meeting Vital For Expanding Arkansas Exports In Latin America

PEREIRA, Colombia — Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade for World Trade Center Arkansas, described this year’s World Trade Centers Association Latin American Regional Meeting as a “strong platform” for expanding exports from the Natural State. “Given that half […]
November 22, 2019

Bentonville Chef Helps Promote Italian Cuisine

BENTONVILLE — The Consul General of Italy in Houston Federico Ciattaglia and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas visited Northwest Arkansas to promote the Week of Italian Cuisine in the world earlier this week. On Thursday, First Security Bank […]
November 20, 2019

Report: Arkansas Exports Continue Robust Growth

ROGERS — Arkansas exports surged again in 2018, with $6.5 billion in trade that spanned 170 countries and reflected 12% growth since 2008, according to a newly released report by the World Trade Center Arkansas. The state’s top two customers, […]
November 15, 2019

Hutchinson Extols Strong Trade Ties Between Arkansas, Japan

TOKYO — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson complimented the longstanding trade ties between Arkansas and Japan during a recent trip to Asia aimed at reaffirming trade relationships and exploring expansion opportunities.  “Japan has been an economic-development partner with Arkansas for decades,” […]