The Arkansas General Assembly referred Issue No. 3 to voters during the 2015 Regular Session. The proposed constitutional amendment will be on the General Election Ballot in November, giving Arkansas voters the chance to improve economic development opportunities and create Jobs for Arkansas in communities all across the state.
Right now, the Arkansas Constitution includes a patchwork of economic development language and definitions, making it difficult or impossible for local communities to take full advantage of many of the state’s most valuable job creation tools. This amendment would clean up those inconsistencies, provide additional opportunities for cities and municipalities to participate in economic development efforts, and enhance the state’s ability to attract large employers to Arkansas.