LITTLE ROCK — Registration is now open for the 2022 Arkansas Rural Development Summit, the state’s annual event for anyone interested in improving the quality of life in rural Arkansas communities. This year’s summit will take place May 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St.
The Rural Development Summit is a partnership between the Rural Services Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission.
During the summit, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs and services offered by AEDC.
Events will include two breakout sessions, an organized legislative committee meeting, and the annual Governor’s Awards luncheon where grants will be awarded to Arkansas communities.
Additionally, a joint reception will be held the day before the summit at 5:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center. The reception will also include attendees of the Minority and Women-Owned Business Matchmaking event, which will take place on May 11.
Participants who register before April 28 can take advantage of the preferential rate of $75 per participant. For those registering after April 28, the summit registration fee is $100 per attendee. Exhibit space is $200 and offers two free registrations.
The registration fee covers all summit materials as well as entertainment activities and lunch. Cancellations will be subject to a 50% charge.