Accelerate Arkansas is a statewide group of business and education leaders committed to building a competitive, knowledge-based economy in Arkansas with the goal of achieving parity in per capita income with the U.S. average by 2020. Once attained, approximately $2.4 billion in additional tax revenue will be created for the state on an annual basis.
Our Strategic Plan describes Accelerate Arkansas' recommendations for policy changes that will enable the state to build and accelerate its knowledge-based industries.
The study entitled Arkansas' Knowledge Economy Initiatives: Analysis of Progress and Recommendations for the Future was released in November 2012 in cooperation with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Research Alliance, and Accelerate Arkansas. The study was conducted by the Battelle Institute, a nonprofit organization recognized as a global leader in science, technology, education, and commercial innovation.