Arkansas Capital is a community development finance company (CDFI) committed to revitalizing communities in Arkansas and beyond. Along with our affiliates, we offer flexible capital solutions to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs, small businesses and other commercial projects underserved by traditional lenders. Our innovative financial products encourage startup and small business success throughout the state.
By partnering with banks or using our enhancement tools, Arkansas Capital provides unique loan products that bring small and medium-sized business new opportunities for financial support and future growth. Some of the benefits that our loans provide are more flexible underwriting, guarantees from SBA or USDA, longer amortization periods, lower fees and longer maturities.
The mission of Arkansas Capital’s Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation works to nurture people and ideas to generate future entrepreneurs. Our annual business plan competitions are renowned among education and business leaders as one of the most real-world, entrepreneurial learning experiences students can get while in school — from as early as the fifth grade all the way through graduate school at our universities.
Arkansas Capital serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched. We often partner with banks to provide long term, true amortizing loans to small and medium-sized businesses, which do not meet the requirements for traditional bank financing.
The Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to education initiatives that foster the development of innovation and entrepreneurship within Arkansas. Established in 1999, AEAF continues to strive to generate future Arkansas entrepreneurs.
Our subsidiary, Heartland Renaissance Fund, LLC, (HRF) is one of the largest state-specific community development entities (CDE) and a multi-round recipient of the U.S. Treasury’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation. Since 2003, HRF has received over $200 million in federal allocation.
Pine State Capital, LLC, an affiliate of Arkansas Capital, is the operating entity of the Pine State Regional Center designated by USCIS of the Department of Homeland Security of the United States. We offer opportunities for successful foreign nationals seeking U.S. resident status.
Thanks to Arkansas Capital, we were able to continue the Bruno’s legacy in downtown Little Rock with much success!
A fellow entrepreneur introduced me to Arkansas Capital Corporation. With ACC’s faith in my ability and their financial support, I expanded Rosemont dramatically and added Rosehaven Cottages. Now, my only limits are my own imagination and courage.