October 2, 2020

WATCH: WTCAR Highlights Arkansas Companies Helped By STEP Grant

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas proudly joined the U.S. Small Business Administration as it celebrated 10 years of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant, which has been instrumental in helping Arkansas small businesses find global success. Celebrations […]
September 29, 2020

WTCAR Receives $120,000 In STEP Funding to Grow Small Business Exports

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas received over $120,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday, Sept. 28, to help Arkansas small businesses enter the global market. The $124,722 awarded to the Center was part of $19 million […]
September 8, 2020

Virtual Events Equipped To Help Arkansas Companies Grow Sales During COVID-19 Pandemic

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas is excited to announce three upcoming virtual trade shows and missions that will provide companies in the Natural State with business-to-business meetings and matchmaking opportunities with U.S. and foreign buyers – including eight […]
August 26, 2020

If We Build It, They Will Come: America’s Supply Chain Diversification Necessity

Editor’s Note: The following commentary by Melvin Torres, the director of Western Hemisphere Trade for the university-based World Trade Center Arkansas, was originally published by the National Association of District Export Councils and Arkansas Money & Politics. It has been a […]
July 27, 2020

WTCAR Trade Director Elected to Board of Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses

ROGERS — Boon Tan, senior director of global trade strategy at World Trade Center Arkansas, was one of two new members elected Friday, July 24, to the board of directors for the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB). Tan, who […]
July 9, 2020

Waller to Receive Supply Chain Distinguished Service Award

FAYETTEVILLE — Matthew A. Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, will be honored with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 2020 Distinguished Service Award, the most prestigious in the industry. […]
July 2, 2020

El Estado Planifica Distribuir Desinfectante de Manos a Grupos Minoritarios

LITTLE ROCK — El estado de Arkansas está recibiendo desinfectante y desea distribuirlos a grupos minoritarios. Melissa Rangel, una consejera de servicios constituyentes en la oficina del gobernador Asa Hutchinson, está encabezando la divulgación para el esfuerzo. Puede comunicarse con […]
July 1, 2020

State Planning To Distribute Hand Sanitizer To Minority Groups

LITTLE ROCK — The State of Arkansas is receiving sanitizer and would like to distribute them to minority groups. Melissa Rangel, a constituent services counselor in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office, is spearheading outreach for the effort. She can be contacted […]
July 1, 2020

USMCA Implementation Marks Historic Day For Arkansas

ROGERS — Today marked the start of a new chapter for Arkansas and the Western Hemisphere, as the landmark trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada took effect less than a year after the three countries signed the […]
June 9, 2020

ITA Unveils New Website To Ease Transition With USMCA

ROGERS — With the implementation date nearing for the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), the International Trade Administration has unveiled a new website that aims to provide key information about the agreement and how to prepare for exports on July 1. USMCA, […]
May 28, 2020

Arkansas Exports Strong In 2019, Account for $6.2 Billion In Trade

ROGERS — Arkansas exports remained strong in 2019, accounting for $6.2 billion in trade while supporting over one-fourth of the state’s workforce, according to a newly released report compiled by the World Trade Center Arkansas. “Arkansas has a diverse economy, […]
May 1, 2020

Kindness Driving Trade – The New Normal

LITTLE ROCK — After a whirlwind tour across the state, which included export meetings with over a dozen Arkansas business over a three-week span, Melvin Torres was ready to supplant his usual face-to-face meetings with remote assistance in the wake […]