Make it Here
Machinery manufacturing is intrinsic to many industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, transportation and energy. Arkansas is active in the manufacturing mix, generating big time investments from companies like Caterpillar, FMH Conveyors and LM Wind Power. Today, Arkansas is a major contributor to the nation’s $400 billion machinery manufacturing industry.
Why the Port of Little Rock Works for Machinery Manufacturing
The Port of Little Rock’ Dual Class I railroads and access to the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System enables machinery manufacturers to transport huge amounts of raw materials and finished products at a much lower cost. Our strategically centralized location offers quick access to I-30 and I-40, putting manufacturers within 40 percent of the U.S. population inside a single day’s drive.
Four Key Advantages
The labor market area for the Port of Little Rock has a population of more than 785,000
Dual Class I railroads, switching services provided by the Port of Little Rock
Just a six-day shipping time to the Port of Orleans
Positioned on I-440 with easy access to Interstates 30 and 40
The Metro Little Rock region is expected to see more than seven percent growth in the machinery manufacturing sector over the next five years (2019 – 2024), and nearly 10 percent growth over the next 10 years (2019 – 2028), despite a national projection of no job growth
Machinery Manufacturers Located at Little Rock Port Authority
tax credit for recycling equipment and installation
property tax abatement for real and personal property
up to 3.9%
payroll rebate for up to 10 years