Central Arkansas Planning and Development District

Welcome to Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (CAPDD), we are proud to work closely with our fifty Municipal and six County Governments (Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski and Saline), to develop and implement community and economic development projects designed to enhance the quality of life for the citizens throughout the Central Region of Arkansas. Since 1968, we’ve been an aggressive economic development partner and in just the last 20 years we have managed over $257,785,860 in economic and community development projects.
Counties Faulkner | Pulaski | Saline | Lonoke | Prairie | Monroe

Summer 2020 Outreach Summary

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute conducted interviews and surveys to help assess the needs of Arkansas’s communities among the eight development districts during the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. This section summarizes these findings for the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District.

Miscellaneous Interview Comments

In CAPDD, the following types of businesses have been affected by COVID-19:

Hotels | Nail salons | Truck stops | Bridal shops Car dealerships | Rehab centers Food processing
15.6% of CAPDD businesses that were closed summer of 2020 will likely close permanently due to COVID-19

CAPDD Advisory Committee Members

The Honorable Allen Scott
Mayor, City of Bryant

The Honorable Barry Hyde
Judge, Pulaski County

The Honorable Charles Gastineau
Mayor, City of Ward

The Honorable David Hardke
Mayor, City of Hazen

The Honorable Jim Baker
Judge, Faulkner County

The Honorable Jim Garth
Mayor, City of Des Arc

Judy Keller
Director, Community & Economic Development, City of Maumelle

Julia Everett
Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable Ken Kincade
Mayor of Cabot

Lamont Cornwell
Saline County Economic Development Commission

The Honorable Larry Taylor
Judge, Monroe County

 Matt Boyles 
President, Lonoke Chamber of Commerce, Grand Prairie Financial

The Honorable Mike Skarda
Judge, Prairie County

Stacy McMinn
Administrator, Allied Therapy

Todd Larson
Director, North Little Rock Economic Development

The Honorable Tom Farmer
Mayor, City of Benton

The Honorable Trae Reed
Mayor, City of Lonoke

Shawntel Brown
Business Service Coordinator, Central Arkansas Planning and Development District