This alliance goes beyond economic development. In fact, it’s all about innovation. We bring together the university’s leading economic drivers to mobilize resources, ideas, solutions and opportunities. Our goal? Empower individuals. Attract and retain top professionals, as well as the companies who hire them. And showcase Arkansas as the right choice for leadership in every arena – talent, training and technology. Welcome to the new economy.
The UCA Alliance for Economic Impact is composed of key programs across the university that have a shared commitment to meeting the economic and workforce needs of the state.
In FY 2018-19, UCA added $1.01 billion in income to the Arkansas economy, a value approximately equal to 0.8% of the state’s total gross state product (GSP). Expressed in terms of jobs, UCA’s impact supported 19,506 jobs. For perspective, the activities of UCA and its students support one out of every 85 jobs in Arkansas.