Welcome to the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District!

Founded in 1966, WAPDD serves the six counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian by providing a variety of resources, services and information.

In this role, we assist area leaders and residents in areas like community and economic development, workforce development, transportation improvement, emergency 911 services and much more.

“The mission of the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District is to foster community and economic growth in our local economy by providing community and economic development, workforce innovation, transportation and emergency planning and various other professional services in support of our Region.  We are the central catalyst for community-centered economic development that links our counties, cities and businesses with state, federal and private resources to aid in a higher quality of life while promoting future growth for all citizens of Western Arkansas.”

Explore what WAPDD is already doing for Western Arkansas, and what we are ready to do for you today!


COVID-19 Information

Stay up-to-date with some helpful information and links as we make it through this pandemic together!

Recent News and Announcements

October Newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter has officially launched. Click the link below to read up on everything WAPDD has been up to. https://conta.cc/2IvPzEh Read More

Franklin & Scott Counties Mitigation Planning

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning. WAPDD is proud to be of assistance in helping to develop Hazard Mitigation Plans to area communities. As... Read More

Arkansas River Lift Bridge RFQ

Please click the link below to review the RFQ: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A5a3bf78c-a9b5-4fc2-8b50-9c6de48f2efe Read More