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New Name. Same Commitment to Serve.


Since 1983, the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has served Arkansans by bringing the benefits of science & technology to our state. The agency has worked to prepare the citizens of Arkansas with the tools necessary to compete and prosper in a rapidly changing global economy.

On May 27, the agency took the next best step in that process. During a special legislative session called by Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority merged with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to become AEDC’s Division of Science & Technology.

The governor and legislatures, as well as leadership and staff of both agencies agree this was the best decision to serve the interests of all Arkansans. AEDC’s Division of Science & Technology is committed to continue the good work that ASTA started more than thirty years ago.


We Are In Transition


Change requires patience and flexibility. Please know that we are doing everything we can during this time of transition to give users of both arkansasedc.com and asta.arkansas.gov the most up-to-date and accurate content as quickly as possible. Many things still need to be changed and some decisions are still pending.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work toward a seamless integration of content and resources.


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