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!

Recent News and Announcements

Welcome to our new website!
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Besides some appearance changes, our content has been rearranged a little so you may find a few things in a different location. Services are listed prominently at top center of each page Board... Read More

Corley Mountain Receives Rural Services Block Grant
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Little Rock, AR: Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston and Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $996,958.66 to 15 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services... Read More