October 13, 2015

Governor Hutchinson Leads Trade Mission to Cuba

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the first governor from any state to visit Cuba after the newly established U.S. Embassy was opened, led a delegation consisting of 19 Arkansas businesses and representing 17 commercial and agriculture sectors. In addition, President Don […]
October 8, 2015

Singapore Economic Development Board in Arkansas

On September 23rd, members of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) visited the World Trade Center Arkansas (WTCA). The EDB is the lead government agency that plans and executes economic strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global hub for […]
August 10, 2015

University of Arkansas Introduced to WTC Milan

During a recent study abroad trip, University of Arkansas (UA) Apparel Merchandising and Product Development faculty Laurie Apple, Lance Cheramie, and Kathy Smith had the opportunity to visit the World Trade Center Milan. The meeting was arranged by Boon Tan […]
August 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. Visit Opens Possibilities for Increased Trade for Arkansas

Recently, the World Trade Center Arkansas was invited to attend a reception in honor of the 20th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Viet Nam. The reception was hosted by His Excellency Pham Quang Vinh on July […]
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 […]