Business

Cross County is home to a broad range of businesses. Agriculture is the backbone of our Delta oriented economy. Beyond agriculture, our private sector employment in Cross County is diverse. The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industrial sector is the largest private sector employer in the county. A general breakdown of employment by industrial sector and average hourly wage is listed below:

  CROSS COUNTY ARKANSAS
Private nonfarm establishments, 2011 363 64,4711
Private nonfarm employment, 2011 4,191 980,6441
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2010-2011 0.9% 1.6%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 1,443 192,034
Total number of firms, 2007 1,589 238,994
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 5.5%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 1.1%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 2.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 26.3% 24.5%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) D 60,735,582
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 174,748 29,659,789
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 185,706 32,974,282
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $9,970 $11,602
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 12,504 3,559,795
Building permits, 2012 12 8,231