Business Resources

This list of resources is for businesses expanding in or relocating to Batesville and Independence County. If you need additional assistance, please contact us.

Independence County Economic Development

Information coming soon for Independence County Economic Development.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission


Arkansas State Chamber


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center was established on the Arkansas State University campus in 1983 to provide professional assistance to start-up and existing businesses in Northeast and North-Central Arkansas.

Located in the Delta Center for Economic Development, the ASU SBTDC provides training to small business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics from start-up requirements to tax issues, marketing, loan assistance, and Internet as well as E-Commerce opportunities.

Additionally, the ASU SBTDC provides research and industry information to help small businesses obtain the necessary information to develop strong business and marketing plans. Finally, the ASU SBTDC provides free confidential one-on-one business consulting. Consulting includes assistance such as business plans, marketing planning, financial analysis, loan proposal assistance, and E-Commerce solutions.

The ASU SBTDC is funded by the US Small Business Administration and the Arkansas State University College of Business. The center is part of a statewide and nationwide network of small business assistance centers. It is one of seven centers in Arkansas.

Hours and Services

Delta Center for Economic Development
319 University Loop West (2nd floor)
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Laura Miller Center Director
ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center
P.O. Box 2650 State University, AR 72467
(870) 972-3517 (office)
(870) 972-3678 (Fax)
ASU Small Business Facebook Page
ASU Small Business Twitter