News and Events

  • The public is invited to attend two identical public visioning workshops, which will be held by the Tri-Lakes Metropolitan Planning Organization (TL-MPO) in an effort to update the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) through the year 2040. The MTP is a 25-year plan and the basic framework for all of the MPO’s transportation planning. The plan will identify future transportation needs in the Hot Springs urbanized area and guide the expenditure of federal, state, and local funds that become available for these projects.  For addtional information, including the date, time and location of these public meetings click here.

  • NEW Economic Development Website Available

    The newly created web portal (arkansaseconomicregions.org) for regional economic development is online now.  The site is an effort by the  eight Arkansas economic development districts and the Arkansas Institute for Economic Advancement, Arkansas Association of Counties and the Arkansas Municipal League to create a source of economic development data for Arkansas.  The portal provides a single site with comprehensive demographic data for all cities and counties in the State of Arkansas.

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West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District

West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. (WCAPDD) was originally established as one of eight economic development districts in the State of Arkansas and incorporated in 1967. WCAPDD exists for the purpose of improving and enhancing the social and economic well-being of the people in our ten county region.As a not-for-profit economic development corporation, the WCAPDD provides its member cities and counties with technical assistance to obtain funding for public improvement projects, including infrastructure such as water, wastewater and industrial park improvements, that will directly create jobs in our ten-county region.  We also assist our members with community development projects, such as parks and senior citizen's centers, to improve the quality of life for citizens in our service area.

Our services also include private sector assistance to small businesses through our Small Business Administration loan programs.  Click here for more information about Arkansas Small Business Lending Services.