Arkansas has nearly 250,000 small businesses in the state, and just over 25,000 are retail stores. You can support local businesses by purchasing products made in Arkansas and by visiting local merchants throughout the holiday season, but especially during the annual Small Business Saturday, which falls on Nov. 24 this year.
Shopping small isn’t the only way to buy Arkansas-made gifts though. Even larger companies in The Natural State have items your friends and family will open with a smile. From designer shoes to artwork, cutting boards to luxury jets, there’s something for everyone. Read more here.
– Brandi Hinkle, Arkansas Economic Development Commission