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The Little Rock area is becoming a nationally recognized hub for entrepreneurial efforts, especially in the financial technologies (FinTech) sector. There are a wide variety of  programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses depending on your need.

Little Rock Technology Park

The Little Rock Tech Park is located in downtown Little Rock and seeks to add high paying jobs to the economy, cluster innovation, commercialize research, and retain talent. Phase 1 of the Technology Park, co-working, office, event and meeting space, ...

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, located in downtown North Little Rock, offers makerspace, design studios, and co-working space to the community. Efforts to develop, retain, and attract talent paired with ready access to information, resources, ...

The Venture Center

The Venture Center is housed at the Little Rock Tech Park and helps startups obtain customer validation and reach viability through systematic programming and premium mentorship. The Venture Center offers many community events, including VCLift the R ...

VC Fintech Accelerator

The Venture Center FinTech Accelerator, empowered by FIS, is a 12-week program that rapidly accelerates early stage financial technology companies. Companies must be innovating in core banking services, back office, wealth management, payments and ot ...


The Conductor, located in Conway at the University of Central Arkansas, UCA's Makerspace, is a collaborative, interdisciplinary work space with tools to prototype concepts, make new things, and take ideas to the next level. The Makerspace is a free, ...

Entrepreneurial Assistance

The central Arkansas region provides fertile soil for launching and growing your business. A variety of valuable resources are available for the entrepreneur and the small business owner.

Ignite Little Rock Blog

Ignite LR is the chamber's weekly email and blog for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Little Rock region. Each week, we curate information that can help you start or grow your business. Not receiving the Ignite LR email? Sign up here. ...

Small Business Resources

Small business owners in the Little Rock region will find many valuable resources for starting and growing their businesses - both from the chamber, local and state-wide agencies.

Coronavirus Resource Guide

The Little Rock Regional Chamber is focused on supporting all businesses in central Arkansas, particularly as they navigate the weeks and months ahead. COVID-19 will continue to have an impact on our region, and your chamber is working with local, state, and federal officials to help businesses take advantage of assistance and advice which has been committed at various levels. As we get more information, we will continue to update this page.

Ready to start or grow your business in Central Arkansas?

The chamber has the tools and resources you need to get your new business idea launched or to promote new growth of your existing business.