University of Arkansas

UALR College of Business


Who We Are


Located in the New Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development Building, AEDI is a part of the UA Little Rock College of Business. It is comprised of a unique collection of professional expertise divided into three basic functions: data, research and training.

In a single location, the Institute provides specialized services which support the economic advancement of Arkansas and are available to businesses, governmental units, labor organizations, communities, and private individuals throughout the state.

In particular, the Institute is dedicated to supporting the economic development community by serving as a source of sound and credible research and training. Covering a broad range of issues, the Institute assists as a catalyst for the University's contribution to providing effective state economic development strategies and increased vitality in business and industry.