International Companies in the Area
Smaller Markets in the South for Foreign Investment
Southern Business & Development
are Represented by Students at UALR
A Force in the Global Economy
International business happens in Little Rock. The region is home to more than 40 global businesses in multiple industries.
The region’s largest manufacturer employer, Dassault Falcon Jet, is headquartered in France, and the area has become home to other major foreign advanced manufacturer locations since 2007.
Designated as Foreign Trade Zone 14, with sub-zones located across Arkansas, Little Rock is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for freight with customs officials on call. The region is also is home to a Mexican Consulate — Consuldado de Carrera de México.
With transportation capacity, access to a sizeable workforce, and plenty of space to spare, Little Rock is a great American home for international business.
Dassault Falcon Jet
Dassault Falcon Jet CORP, the region’s top manufacturing employer and the French company’s largest facility in the world, continues to grow to accommodate the completions of its new 5X and 8X aircraft, investing in a $2.3 million expansion in 2015.
Welspun Tubular, LLC, based in India, manufactures steel pipes for the oil and gas industry from its twice-expanded, $280 million, 700-acre Little Rock Port Authority location.
L'Oreal USA has operated a cosmetics plant in the Little Rock region for 40 years and employs nearly 500 people.
Orbea's Central Arkansas office is the continent’s headquarters for the top-selling European road bike and Orca branded wetsuits and triathlon clothing. The company recently moved its Central Arkansas office to Broadway Avenue in North Little Rock.
“With its central location, skilled workforce and strong sense of community, Little Rock is the ideal environment for any high-level, high-volume business. That’s why a myriad of global industries, including our private equity, commercial real estate and automotive businesses, are proud to call Little Rock home.”Frankin McLarty, Co-founder and Co-president McLarty Capital Partners