Arkansas was named the number one state for small business friendliness by Thumbtack, the website and app that helps people find local professionals for any project. According to a media release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, “In Thumbtack’s 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, Arkansas received the top honors based on factors including licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations. More than 5,000 business owners were surveyed, making it the largest continuous study of small business perceptions of local government policy in the United States.”

Read more in the AEDC’s media release.