OUR home, our people, our future

Welcome to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District Website!

One of eight Planning and Development Districts in Arkansas, the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. (SEAEDD) promotes regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across the ten-county region in Southeast Arkansas.  This area serves County and Municipal governments in Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln County.

In 1967, the local governments of Southeast Arkansas established SEAEDD in response to their common interests and concerns and the need for a joint approach to resolve area-wide problems. In 1969, Governor Winthrop P. Rockefeller and the Arkansas General Assembly expanded our authorization with Act 118 (PL 89-136) by designating the Economic Development Districts as the state’s multi-county planning and development organization.

We are neither a state nor a federal agency.  We are a non-profit, local unit of government organization that renders technical, economic development, and planning assistance for the ten-county region we serve in Southeast Arkansas.  We are governed by a Board of Directors which consists of over fifty percent locally elected public officials.  All ten County Judges, Mayors of our first-class cities, and other citizens from the business, agriculture, education, and community service sectors of Southeast make up our Board.

Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District

 

Physical Address
721 S. Walnut Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6806
Pine Bluff, AR 71611

 

Email
melody@southeastarkansas.org

 

Telephone
Tel. 870-536-1971