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About Us

EAPDD was incorporated as a non-profit, regional planning and development agency in 1967 serving a 12 county area of northeast Arkansas. With a land area as large as the state of New Jersey, the District stretches from the Missouri state line through the Memphis metropolitan area to the southern end of Crowley’s Ridge at Helena. The essential nature of this corner of Arkansas is predominantly defined by the Mississippi River Delta, which runs the length of the District’s eastern boundary.

The District’s purpose is to promote and support the economic development of the region. It does this by providing technical assistance to the cities, counties, businesses, and other development organizations in the area, and by networking extensively with state and federal resource agencies. EAPDD is actively engaged in:

  • Community Planning
    • computer mapping applications
    • land use planning
    • annexation studies
    • geographic information systems
  • Community Development
    • grant and loan application assistance
    • grant management services
    • web services
  • Business Development
    • business development loans
    • loan application assistance
  • Waste Management
    • recycling
    • waste tire management
    • hauler licensing
    • educational programs

2013 GIF Application

Click here to download the application. Mail completed application to P.O. Box 1403, Jonesboro, AR 72403 or email completed application to

Community Planning


Mapping, zoning,
land use planning, annexation studies, GIS...
Community Development


Project planning,
development and management...
Business Development


Business development loans, loan application assistance...
Waste Management


waste tire mangement, hauler licensing...