Arkansas Open Investment Policy Statement

July 18, 2017

Arkansas Capitol

With U.S. subsidiaries of global companies employing 6.8 million Americans and competition for FDI at an all time high, it's vital that the United States remain open to global employers. To help ensure inbound companies remain confident in the U.S. economy, governors have started issuing Open Investment Policy Statements (OIPS), reaffirming that global companies are a valuable part of their state's economy. 

Arkansas's OIPS event was held at L’Oréal USA’s manufacturing and distribution facility in North Little Rock. "Arkansas's economy and workers have benefited from foreign direct investment as we are a national leader in FDI job growth,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Today's proclamation will help expand Arkansas' brand to employers around the world. L'Oréal has become part of our community and provides an example of the manufacturing jobs in which our state excels." Read more