March 26, 2020

Arkansas Companies Encouraged To Bid On Infrastructure Project In Mexico

SAN ANTONIO — The North American Development Bank (NADB) is soliciting bids for an infrastructure project in northwest Mexico that’s open to Arkansas companies. The local water utility, Organismo Operador Municipal de Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Saneamiento de Nogales (OOMAPAS) […]
March 24, 2020

Bilateral Trade Opportunities Emerging Between NWA, Belarus After Delegation Visits WTCAR

ROGERS — Business leaders from Northwest Arkansas and Belarus say there are exciting opportunities for bilateral trade between the two regions after a Belarusian trade delegation visited the World Trade Center of Arkansas for training, store visits and business-to-business meetings. […]
March 20, 2020

WTCAR Working Closely With SBA To Aid Small Businesses, Ag Producers During COVID-19 Outbreak

ROGERS — The World Trade Center of Arkansas is working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to promote economic resilience and ease concern among small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Center utilizes the State […]
March 11, 2020

WTC Arkansas Advisor Elected To Lead Arkansas Highway Commission

LITTLE ROCK — Robert S. Moore, Jr., a former speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and current advisor to the World Trade Center of Arkansas, has been elected chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission, according to Arkansas Business. Moore, […]
March 10, 2020

WTCAR Trade Director Speaks to ASU Students, Professors On Importance Of USMCA

JONESBORO — The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been good for Arkansas’ economy, and its replacement could have a similarly positive impact on the state, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade […]
February 19, 2020

A-State Agribusiness Conference Part Of Grassroots Trip Across Arkansas

JONESBORO — Farmers producing dairy, poultry and wheat stand to gain under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but they should watch for how the trade deal is implemented after Canada signs off, according to Jim Wiesemeyer, a policy and political analyst at […]
February 13, 2020

WTCAR Sees Bright Future With EU After D.C. Reception

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite an ongoing shakeup among European Union membership, the EU will continue to be a major player in Arkansas trade and investment, according to Dan Hendrix, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Arkansas. Hendrix was […]
February 7, 2020

Intellitrack Aims To Improve Airline Baggage Industry

ROGERS — David Lopez, CEO of Intellitrack, believes his company can eradicate the traveling woes of lost luggage while saving airlines billions in chasing down misplaced bags.  It’s a problem Lopez knows that first-hand: an airline lost some of his […]
January 24, 2020

Partnership To Boost Arkansas A&D Companies Internationally

ROGERS — A new partnership between the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance (ADDA) and the World Trade Center Arkansas will allow Arkansas A&D companies to attend trade shows at a reduced cost. “This partnership brings tremendous value to Arkansas’s aerospace […]
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 Increase 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, […]