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Largest Arkansas employers.

Largest Arkansas Employers
Ranked by employees in Arkansas

   Employer                                 2007        2006
   Address, Phone                         Employed    Employed

 1 Arkansas State Government (1)            53,161      52,723
   State Capitol Room 250, Little Rock,
   AR 72201, (501) 682-6407

 2 Wal-Mart Stores Inc.                     45,852      45,769
   702 S.W. Eighth St., Bentonville,
   AR 72716, (479) 273-4000
 3 Tyson Foods Inc.                         22,500      24,000
   2210 W. Oaklawn Drive, Springdale,
   AR 72762, (479) 290-4000

 4 U.S. Government                          20,660      20,700
   1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington,
   DC 20500, (202) 456-1414

 5 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.        17,150          NA
   615 J.B. Hunt Corp. Drive, Lowell,
   AR 72745, (479) 820-0000

 6 Baptist Health                            7,834       7,707
   9601 Interstate 630, Little Rock,
   AR 72205-7202, (501) 202-2500

 7 Sisters of Mercy Health System            5,115       4,896
   14528 S. Outer Forty Drive,
   Chesterfield, MO 63017,
   (314) 579-6100

 8 Triad Hospitals                           4,592       4,345
   5800 Tennyson Parkway, Plano,
   TX 75024, (214) 473-7000

 9 Whirlpol Corp.                            4,200       4,500
   2000 N. M-63, Benton Harbor,
   MI 49022, (269) 923-5000

10 Pilgrim's Pride Corp.                     4,100       4,350
   48 5 Hwy. 271 N., Pittsburg,
   TX 75686, (903) 434-1000

11 Arkansas Children's Hospital              3,876   4,132 (2)
   800 Marshall St., Little Rock,
   AR 72202, (501) 364-1100

12 USA Truck Inc.                            3,777       3,300
   3200 Industrial Park Road,
   Van Buren, AR 72956, (479) 471-2500

13 Kroger Co.                            3,750 (3)       3,840
   1014 Vine St., Cincinnati,
   OH 54202, (513) 762-4000

13 FedEx Corp.                           3,750 (4)       2,700
   942 S. Shady Grove Road, Memphis,
   TN 38120, (901) 369-3600

15 Dillard's Inc.                            3,340          NA
   1600 Cantrell, Little Rock,
   AR 72201, (501) 376-5200

16 Alltel Corp.                              3,042       3,600
   1 Allied Drive, Little Rock,
   AR 72202, (501) 905-8000

17 St. Vincent Health System                 3,029       2,864
   2 St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock,
   AR 72205, (501) 552-3000

18 Georgia-Pacific LLC                       3,000       3,500
   133 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta,
   GA 30303, (404) 652-4000

19 Union Pacific Corp.                       2,863       2,900
   1400 Douglas St., Omaha,
   NE 68179, (402) 544-5000

20 Entergy Arkansas (5)                      2,822       2,829
   425 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock,
   AR 72201, (800) 368-3749

21 Arvest Bank Group Inc.                    2,800       2,922
   125 W. Central. Suite 218,
   Bentonville, AR 72712,
   (479) 750-1400

21 Harps Food Stores Inc.                    2,800       2,700
   918 S. Gutensohn Road, Springdale,
   AR 72762, (479) 751-7601

23 Acxiom Corp.                              2,789       2,672
   1 Information Way, Little Rock,
   AR 72202-2289, (501) 342-1000

24 Lowe's Cos. Inc.                          2,680          NA
   1000 Lowe's Blvd., Morrisville,
   NC 28117, (704) 758-1000

25 O.K. Industries Inc.                      2,667       2,770
   4601 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith,
   AR 72904, (479) 783-4186

26 Simmons Foods Inc.                        2,428       1,983
   601 N. Hico St., Siloam Springs,
   AR 72761, (479) 524-8151

27 St. Bernards Medical Center               2,350       2,500
   225 E. Jackson Ave., Jonesboro,
   AR 72401, (870) 972-4100

28 Baldor Electric Co.                       2,262       2,262
   5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St.,
   Fort Smith, AR 72901, (479) 646-4711

29 United Parcel Service Inc.                2,259       2,208
   55 Glenlake Parkway N.E., Atlanta,
   GA 30328, (404) 828-6000

30 Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc.           2,200       2,200
   1 Poulan Drive, Nashville,
   AR 71852, (870) 845-1234

31 Sparks Health System                      2,170       2,170
   1001 Towson Ave., Fort Smith,
   AR 72901, (479) 441-5443

32 Washington Regional Medical Center        2,166       1,896
   3215 N. Hills Blvd., Fayetteville,
   AR 72703, (479) 713-1000

33 ConAgra Foods Inc.                        2,154       3,300
   1 ConAgra Drive, Omaha,
   NE 68102, (402) 595-4000

34 Cargill Inc.                              1,957       1,951
   15407 McGinty Road W., Minneapolis,
   MN 55391, (952) 742-7575

35 George's Inc.                         1,875 (3)       2,000
   402 W. Robinson Ave., Springdale,
   AR 72764, (479) 927-7000

   Employer                              Percent
   Address, Phone                         Change    Top Executive

 1 Arkansas State Government (1)            0.8%   Gov. Mike Beebe
   State Capitol Room 250, Little Rock,
   AR 72201, (501) 682-6407

 2 Wal-Mart Stores Inc.                     0.2%   H. Lee Scott, Jr.
   702 S.W. Eighth St., Bentonville,
   AR 72716, (479) 273-4000
 3 Tyson Foods Inc.                        -6.3%   Richard L. Bond
   2210 W. Oaklawn Drive, Springdale,
   AR 72762, (479) 290-4000

 4 U.S. Government                         -0.2%   President George
   1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington,             W. Bush
   DC 20500, (202) 456-1414

 5 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.          NA   James Kirk Thompson
   615 J.B. Hunt Corp. Drive, Lowell,
   AR 72745, (479) 820-0000

 6 Baptist Health                           1.6%   Russell D.
   9601 Interstate 630, Little Rock,               Harrington, Jr.
   AR 72205-7202, (501) 202-2500

 7 Sisters of Mercy Health System           4.5%   John Sullivan
   14528 S. Outer Forty Drive,
   Chesterfield, MO 63017,
   (314) 579-6100

 8 Triad Hospitals                          5.7%   Denny Shelton
   5800 Tennyson Parkway, Plano,
   TX 75024, (214) 473-7000

 9 Whirlpol Corp.                          -6.7%   Jeff M. Fettig
   2000 N. M-63, Benton Harbor,
   MI 49022, (269) 923-5000

10 Pilgrim's Pride Corp.                   -5.7%   Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim
   48 5 Hwy. 271 N., Pittsburg,
   TX 75686, (903) 434-1000

11 Arkansas Children's Hospital            -6.2%   Jonathan R. Bates
   800 Marshall St., Little Rock,
   AR 72202, (501) 364-1100

12 USA Truck Inc.                          14.5%   Cliff Beckham
   3200 Industrial Park Road,
   Van Buren, AR 72956, (479) 471-2500

13 Kroger Co.                              -2.3%   David B. Dillon
   1014 Vine St., Cincinnati,
   OH 54202, (513) 762-4000

13 FedEx Corp.                             38.9%   Frederick W. Smith
   942 S. Shady Grove Road, Memphis,
   TN 38120, (901) 369-3600

15 Dillard's Inc.                             NA   William T.
   1600 Cantrell, Little Rock,                     Dillard, II
   AR 72201, (501) 376-5200

16 Alltel Corp.                           -15.5%   Scott T. Ford
   1 Allied Drive, Little Rock,
   AR 72202, (501) 905-8000

17 St. Vincent Health System                5.8%   Peter Banko
   2 St. Vincent Circle, Little Rock,
   AR 72205, (501) 552-3000

18 Georgia-Pacific LLC                    -14.3%   Jim Hannan
   133 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta,
   GA 30303, (404) 652-4000

19 Union Pacific Corp.                     -1.3%   James R. Young
   1400 Douglas St., Omaha,
   NE 68179, (402) 544-5000

20 Entergy Arkansas (5)                    -0.2%   Hugh McDonald
   425 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock,
   AR 72201, (800) 368-3749

21 Arvest Bank Group Inc.                  -4.2%   Kevin Sabin
   125 W. Central. Suite 218,
   Bentonville, AR 72712,
   (479) 750-1400

21 Harps Food Stores Inc.                   3.7%   Roger Collins
   918 S. Gutensohn Road, Springdale,
   AR 72762, (479) 751-7601

23 Acxiom Corp.                             4.4%   Michael J.
   1 Information Way, Little Rock,                 Durham (6)
   AR 72202-2289, (501) 342-1000

24 Lowe's Cos. Inc.                           NA   Robert Niblock
   1000 Lowe's Blvd., Morrisville,
   NC 28117, (704) 758-1000

25 O.K. Industries Inc.                    -3.7%   Collier
   4601 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith,                  Wenderoth, Jr.
   AR 72904, (479) 783-4186

26 Simmons Foods Inc.                      22.4%   Mark C. Simmons
   601 N. Hico St., Siloam Springs,
   AR 72761, (479) 524-8151

27 St. Bernards Medical Center             -6.0%   Ben E. Owens
   225 E. Jackson Ave., Jonesboro,
   AR 72401, (870) 972-4100

28 Baldor Electric Co.                      0.0%   John A. McFarland
   5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St.,
   Fort Smith, AR 72901, (479) 646-4711

29 United Parcel Service Inc.               2.3%   Mike Eskew
   55 Glenlake Parkway N.E., Atlanta,
   GA 30328, (404) 828-6000

30 Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc.          0.0%   Bengt Andersson
   1 Poulan Drive, Nashville,
   AR 71852, (870) 845-1234

31 Sparks Health System                     0.0%   Fredrick "Ted" D.
   1001 Towson Ave., Fort Smith,                   Woodrell
   AR 72901, (479) 441-5443

32 Washington Regional Medical Center      14.2%   Bill Bradley
   3215 N. Hills Blvd., Fayetteville,
   AR 72703, (479) 713-1000

33 ConAgra Foods Inc.                     -34.7%   Gary M. Rodkin
   1 ConAgra Drive, Omaha,
   NE 68102, (402) 595-4000

34 Cargill Inc.                             0.3%   Warren R. Staley
   15407 McGinty Road W., Minneapolis,
   MN 55391, (952) 742-7575

35 George's Inc.                           -6.3%   Gary George
   402 W. Robinson Ave., Springdale,
   AR 72764, (479) 927-7000

Sources: Arkansas Department of Economic Development,
Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research and the companies.

(1) Includes 9,491 employees of the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences at Little Rock

(2) Includes doctors and residents who are not included in
the 2007 count

(3) Employment count estimated based on ADED range because
company declined to release official number

(4) Employment count estimated based on ADED range because
company failed to respond to repeated requests for current
information

(5) Subsidiary of Entergy Corp. of New Orleans, of which J.
Wayne Leonard is Chairman and CEO

(6) Interim replacement for Charles Morgan
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