The 100 Largest Companies In Arkansas For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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If you live in Arkansas and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Arkansas’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in Arkansas.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Arkansas’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Walmart
  2. Tyson Foods
  3. Tyson Chicken
  4. Dillard’s
  5. J.B. Hunt Transport Services,
  6. Action
  7. Sam’s Club
  8. ArcBest
  9. Windstream
  10. Ozark Waffles

Walmart comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the state. We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in Arkansas

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Arkansas with at least 100 employees. That left us with 255 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Arkansas.

As it turns out, Walmart looks to the be the biggest company in Arkansas clocking in with 2,200,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Arkansas ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Arkansas job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Arkansas

Rank Company City Employees
1 Walmart Bentonville 2,200,000
2 Tyson Foods Springdale 122,000
3 Tyson Chicken Springdale 122,000
4 Dillard’s Little Rock 40,000
5 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell 24,681
6 Action Barling 22,077
7 Sam’s Club Bentonville 20,985
8 ArcBest Fort Smith 13,000
9 Windstream Little Rock 11,870
10 Ozark Waffles North Little Rock 10,001
11 Optus Jonesboro 8,000
12 Simmons Foods Siloam Springs 7,000
13 Simmons Pet Food Siloam Springs 7,000
14 Murphy USA El Dorado 6,600
15 UAMS – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock 6,500
16 Arvest Bank Fayetteville 6,324
17 First Paragould Bankshares Paragould 6,250
18 George’s Springdale 6,246
19 OK Foods Fort Smith 4,517
20 Harps Food Stores Springdale 4,450
21 Heritage Bank Jonesboro 4,000
22 AseraCare Hospice Fort Smith 4,000
23 Simmons Prepared Foods Siloam Springs 3,863
24 Arkansas Department of Transportation Little Rock 3,693
25 City of Little Rock HR Little Rock 3,500
26 Acxiom Conway 3,260
27 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Fort Smith 3,000
28 K-Mac Enterprises Fort Smith 3,000
29 St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center Little Rock 3,000
30 University of Central Arkansas Conway 3,000
31 JRMC Pine Bluff 3,000
32 Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority/Chaffee Crossing Fort Smith 3,000
33 Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center Heliport Fort Smith 3,000
34 Pace Industries Fayetteville 2,800
35 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock 2,750
36 Arkansas Children’s Hospital Little Rock 2,750
37 Gemini Development Fayetteville 2,700
38 Simmons Bank Pine Bluff 2,654
39 Bank OZK Little Rock 2,563
40 Salmon Companies North Little Rock 2,548
41 Little Rock School District Little Rock 2,500
42 PAM Transport Springdale 2,463
43 Centennial Bancshares Conway 2,000
44 St. Bernards Hospital Jonesboro 2,000
45 USA Truck Van Buren 2,000
46 Saline Memorial Hospital Benton 1,900
47 Twin Rivers Group Fayetteville 1,875
48 Simmons First National Pine Bluff 1,875
49 Maverick Transportation North Little Rock 1,771
50 Timber Ridge Group North Little Rock 1,750
51 Cobb-Vantress Siloam Springs 1,740
52 Southwest Power Pool Little Rock 1,585
53 Riceland Foods Stuttgart 1,500
54 North Hills Surgery Ctr Fayetteville 1,500
55 L A Darling Co Paragould 1,500
56 White River Health System Batesville 1,500
57 Stephen L LaFrance Pharmacy Little Rock 1,500
58 RLJ-McLarty-Landers Automotive Holdings Little Rock 1,499
59 America’s Car-Mart Bentonville 1,460
60 FOURJAY North Little Rock 1,400
61 Propak Fort Smith 1,400
62 Northwest Health Springdale 1,400
63 Baxter Regional Medical Center Mountain Home 1,358
64 Murphy Oil El Dorado 1,294
65 Stephens Little Rock 1,200
66 Munro Shoes Hot Springs 1,200
67 Replacement Parts Little Rock 1,200
68 Busch Agricultural Resources Jonesboro 1,100
69 Willis Shaw Express Springdale 1,099
70 Vestcom Little Rock 1,050
71 Cloyes Gear Products Fort Smith 1,031
72 Sager Creek Vegetable Company Siloam Springs 1,000
73 Allied Wireless Communications Little Rock 1,000
74 Bost, Fort Smith 1,000
75 Valor Telecommunications Equipment LP Little Rock 1,000
76 Winrock International Little Rock 990
77 EC Barton Jonesboro 951
78 Heifer International Little Rock 930
79 Nucor-Yamato Steel Company Blytheville 922
80 Riverside Furniture Fort Smith 900
81 National Park Medical Center Hot Springs 900
82 Southern Refrigerated Transportation Texarkana 900
83 Aidells Sausage Company Springdale 900
84 Rich Logistics Little Rock 892
85 Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Little Rock 890
86 Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock 875
87 Arkansas Federal Credit Union Jacksonville 857
88 First Security Bancorp Searcy 839
89 Nabholz Conway 810
90 Union Christian Academy Fort Smith 800
91 Hytrol Jonesboro 780
92 Harding University Searcy 750
93 Southern Bakeries Hope 750
94 First Step of Hamburg Hamburg 750
95 University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock 750
96 De Wafelbakkers North Little Rock 750
97 Newton County Senior Center Harrison 735
98 Bruce Oakley Arkansas City 720
99 City of Jonesboro, AR Jonesboro 690
100 CareLink North Little Rock 650

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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