There are many reasons to do business in Searcy County. We not only continue to experience substantial growth, but we enjoy one of the lowest median property tax rates in America. 1.3 million visits to the Buffalo River in 2022!

Here are a few more incentives to live here: 

  1. Our target industries are Industrial Manufacturing, Distribution, Outdoor Products, Assembly, Agriculture, Wood Products, Government, Cycling, Garment Industry, Food Industry, Gun Industry, and Aviation.  

  2. Gilbert/Marshall/St. Joe was voted a Top 10 Arkansas Adventure Town by Arkansas Outside Magazine! Top Ten Arkansas Adventure Towns | Arkansas Outside

  3. Growing area! Searcy County has had a 15.1% increase in 911 addresses from March 2015 of 5,830 to 6,870 as of 3 August 2023! These include listings for residential, vacation homes, businesses, and agriculture.

  4. Our employees rank high in many businesses. In Marshall, Arkansas our Sonic is a Five-time National Top 12 finalist of approximately 3,000 Sonics nationwide! Top 12 Finalist again in 2023!  Top-level leadership and the ability to source and train great employees locally!

  5. Attention Film Industry! Not only is Searcy County full of gorgeous Ozarks' scenery, quaint towns, and historic buildings, it also has a special Tax Incentive due to its economic status! This can help your production stay "on budget!" Our last movie production was Papaw Land Movie. Call the chamber of commerce for more information: 8704482557. Law boosting incentives for Arkansas film industry goes into effect today - Arkansas Times ( 

  6. The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce believes that close to half the Searcy County workforce commutes outside the county to work, some at a considerable distance.
  7.  Arkansas Named #2 Most Affordable State to Live in U.S. (                                                         
  8. Ample local trucking! Also supported by Fed Ex Freight and Fed Ex Ground!                                                                                                                                                       

  9. Marshall has very fast internet available for business! Ritter Communications fiber offers speeds up to 10 GB! Windstream offers fiber for businesses and residents in Marshall for up to one GB! Petit Jean Fiber will offer up to one GB service as it expands rural internet coverage in Searcy County!

  10. Local contract work is available to the industry! Special Services Learning Center of Marshall is a wonderful program for adults with developmental disabilities! Each center includes a workshop performing various contract work. In order to provide pre-vocational training for their consumers, they procure contract work from a variety of businesses and individuals. Jobs completed to the contractor's specifications and on the contractor's timeline. Special Services' staff conducts time studies in order to determine a piece rate for each task involved in order to provide a fair price for contracted work. They also have trucks available for transporting materials and products. The benefit to their consumers is immense, giving them an opportunity to learn new job skills and a means to contribute! Please call 870-448-2046. 

  11. Great, small airfield serving Marshall!

  12. Excellent highway system! US Highway 65 runs through Searcy County as part of 966 miles from Louisiana to Minnesota! 

  13. Major travel route to Branson, Missouri! Two hours and 40 minutes to Wal-Mart Headquarters! 

  14. Super school! The Searcy County School District in the 2023 school rankings from SchoolDigger ranked 52nd of 285 (Top 20%) of Arkansas school districts! SchoolDigger ranks Marshall High School 58th of 330 (Top 18%) of Arkansas public middle schools, Marshall High School ranked 60th of 295 (Top 21%) of Arkansas High Schools!

  15. Marshall High School is an Arkansas School of Innovation!    Marshall High School-Home of the Bobcats also offers Civil Air Patrol for students! Students pay $60 which includes uniform, test flights, STEM activities, and much more! 

  16. Leslie landed a grant to establish the Leslie Cyber Center! The Forge Institute began teaching a 7-week IT/Cyber Fundamentals course in 2022! The grant also funds a 14-week Cyber Training Bootcamp - free to qualified applicants from Searcy County!

  17. The North Arkansas Transportation Service (NATS) is a rural non-profit transportation company that can set up transportation for employees of Searcy County businesses!

  18. The North Central Career Center in Leslie offers career training in Construction Technology, Medical Professions Education, Automotive Service Technology, and Collision Repair Technology! Building tomorrow's workforce today in Searcy County! Career Center in Leslie:

  19. Very streamlined, low-cost, and easy construction permit process!  

  20. Searcy County is home to almost 48 miles of the Buffalo National River. In 2020, 1.5 million park visitors spent an estimated $66.3 million in local gateway regions while visiting the Buffalo National River. These expenditures supported a total of 960 jobs, $23.7 million in labor income, $41.2 million in value-added, and $76.1 million in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding Buffalo National River.

  21. Searcy County is a wonderful place to live! 

  22. Powerful chamber of commerce that helps chamber members and the local economy!