... Arkansas is the only state in the country that produces diamonds.
... The fiddle is the state musical instrument of Arkansas.
Over three million people call Arkansas home, and the Natural State has been working hard to still have a little something for everyone. The state relies on agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The focus on outdoor activities is so great that the state maintains 52 distinct state park areas.
The median household income for Arkansas is $45,869, putting it in 48th place. Local and state government forces are working on expanding economic opportunities across the state, including launching a relocation bonus program to entice remote workers to relocate and pour new money into the state.
Several major employers are headquartered in Arkansas, including Walmart, JB Hunt, Windstream, and Tyson Foods. While the state isn’t considered a high-income place yet, the state’s unemployment rate was measured at 3.4% in November of 2021.
Cultural things include checking out the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Ozark Folk Festival, college football games at the University of Arkansas, and minor league baseball games. Don’t forget the barbecue, which is a blend of Memphis, Texas, and Kansas City styles.