The 100 Largest Companies In Arkansas For 2022

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 (Jobs)

  2. Tyson Foods (Jobs)

  3. Tyson Chicken (Jobs)

  4. Dillard’s (Jobs)

  5. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, (Jobs)

  6. Action (Jobs)

  7. Sam’s Club (Jobs)

  8. ArcBest (Jobs)

  9. Windstream (Jobs)

  10. Ozark Waffles (Jobs)

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.

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Arkansas

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

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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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