Machinery Manufacturing

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

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The labor market area for the Port of Little Rock has a population of more than 785,000

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Dual Class I railroads, switching services provided by the Port of Little Rock


Just a six-day shipping time to the Port of Orleans

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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

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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

Want to Learn More?

Let’s have a talk. Call Bryan Day, Executive Director of Little Rock Port Authority, at (501) 490-1468.