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In close proximity to Little Rock and major transportation opportunities, Benton’s location provides an ideal business environment. New or relocating industrial businesses have ample land and a variety of development sites on which to start or resume business.
As part of Saline County, Benton offers many advantages. Arkansas has designated our county an Enterprise Zone, making sales and use taxes on equipment and material used in expansion and new construction refundable. Compared to neighboring Pulaski County, Saline’s tax base is a good deal lower. Benton’s affordable price tags on housing, goods and services, and energy also give current and potential business owners less to worry about when considering setting up shop.
In addition to County-wide perks that are enabling to businesses, the Benton Area Chamber helps businesses reach their full potential through finance, marketing, training and productivity, and advocacy services made available through the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, the Saline County Economic Development Corporation, SCORE and through several Chamber-led initiatives throughout the year.