► 11.84% of the Arkansas workforce is employed in manufacturing.
► 6,500 new manufacturing jobs added in Arkansas from 2021 to 2022
► Arkansas is ranked 7th among the top 10 states for manufacturing by percentage of the workforce and it ranks 3rd in the South.
Meet The Pros
► 3,523 manufacturers in Arkansas
► Manufacturers help drive Arkansas’ economy with $4.72 billion in manufactured exports.
► Manufacturers in Arkansas account for $14.93% of the total output in the state.
Made in Arkansas
Did you know that so many well-known products are made so close to home? Check them out, everything from cupcakes to power boats.
Largest Manufacturers in Arkansas by Employees
|Tyson Foods Inc.||24,000|
|Peco Foods Inc.||3,500|
|ABB motors & Mechanical Inc.||2,300|
|Nucor (Nucor-Yamato Steel)||2,000|
|Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.||1,800|
Not Your Grandpa's Robot
Arkansas is brimming with state-of-the-art facilities that are redefining industries and how things are made. See what's happening in the the world of Automation and Robotics.
More Jobs in Construction
Machinists create parts and tools from raw materials. The parts and tools they create with their machines eventually go toward building larger things.
Median Salary: $40,081
Manufacturing Operators oversee production equipment before, during and after manufacturing. They control the performance of machine equipment and ensure efficiency and timeliness.
Median Salary: $35,360
Tool & Die Makers
Set-up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machines to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools
Education Level: Certificate/On the job training
Median Salary: $46,880