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2018 Arkansas State Fact Sheet


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   Quick Facts:
  • In 2018, there were over 256 thousand businesses in Arkansas, of which more than 43 thousand were minority-owned firms.

  • Minority-owned firms in Arkansas employed over 39 thousand people in 2018.

  • Minority-owned firms represented 17.5% of all firms located in the state.

  • The number of minorityowned firms in Arkansas increased 6.8% between 2017 and 2018.