• Starting a Business

  • If you’re interested in starting, or even growing an existing local business, there are a wealth of resources and opportunities to help.

    The Clarksville Regional Economic Development Organization, 501C(3), works to advocate and participate in making projects happen to impact community and economic development. The knowledgeable staff connects people to expertise and resources to help a business thrive. The board of directors consists of local citizens with experience in managing complex business operations, business ownership, and property developers. The Clarksville city council created CREDO to form a public/private economic development partnership. For operational efficiency CREDO is housed and associated with the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. Two separate organizations under one roof.

    Located at Arkansas Tech in Russellville, the Arkansas Small Business Technology & Development Center is your primary go-to resource if you are interested in starting, buying or even maintaining your own small business The ASBTDC helps entrepreneurs with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation.

    SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed.

    Arkansas Small Business Lending Services

    Arkansas Innovation Hub

    Innovate Arkansas

    U.S. Small Business Administration

    FORGE Micro Lenders

    Traffic Counts

    Click HERE for the Clarksville and Johnson County traffic counts published by the Arkansas Highway Department. Select the most recent year and from there you can then choose either the county (Johnson) or the city (Clarksville) for a detailed map.

    For a more recent special traffic count study conducted on Crawford Street between Exit 57 on Interstate 40 and Main St (Hwy 64) click here (10) for the data. 

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    Zoning Map

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    The Clarksville Zoning Code

    The Clarksville Land Use Map

    For specific information about zoning codes, specific properties or ordinances related to developing sites and buildings contact the city building inspector, Jeff Mize, at Clarksville Light & Water.

    479-754-3148

    jeff.mize@clarksvillelightwater.com