Community and Economic Development

WRPDD receives EDA Region Six Award!
At the June 2013 meeting of the Southwest Region's economic developers, WRPDD staff was presented the 2013 "Star of the Southwest" award for excellence in economic development.  The award is in recognition of the White River District's success in developing sustainable, job producing initiatives in this area of Arkansas.  EDA's Region Six covers the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The White River Planning and Development District’s Community and Economic Development staff work with a wide variety of funding sources to help cities and counties provide essential public services, work with business and industry to provide local job opportunities, and work to provide a better quality of life for the citizens of this area.

Professional services include project assessment, financial consulting, funding assistance through grant writing and loan packaging, grant administration, and technical assistance to local government, business and industry.

WRPDD has a proven track record in community and economic development in the District’s ten-county service area. The project areas listed below represent some of WRPDD’s professional experience in successful project planning, funding, implementation, and technical assistance:

WRPDD works with state and federal funding agencies, including those listed below. For more information about these agencies and their programs, contact WRPDD at (870) 793-5233 or learn about these programs through the web site links provided.


For more information or consultation about a potential project, Contact Us or call (870) 793-5233 and ask to speak with member of our Community and Economic Development staff.

Serving Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White and Woodruff Counties in north central Arkansas.

PO Box 2396 ▪ Batesville, AR 72503
Telephone 870-793-5233
Fax 870-793-4035 ▪ © Copyright 2013
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