Arkansas Designee

Clint O’Neal is the Executive Vice President of Global Business at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Clint brings 11 years of economic development experience to the agency and is passionate about making a difference in communities by winning projects and equipping community leaders to elevate their competitiveness through capacity building.

Clint is responsible for overseeing the following AEDC divisions: Business Development, Business Finance, Community Development, Existing Business Resources, Film, Military Affairs, and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise. 

Before joining AEDC, Clint served as Vice President of Business Recruitment for the Missouri Partnership, the state’s principal business recruitment and marketing organization, where he led more than 35 successful business attraction projects. Prior to that position, he was a Project Manager at AEDC for four years.  

Clint is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and holds a Master’s degree in Community and Economic Development from the University of Central Arkansas. He is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the Southern Economic Development Council, and the Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives.

Clint and his wife, Heather, live in Maumelle with their four children, Chloe, Ellie, Ava and Caleb.