Business & Industry
Searcy continues to be a major trade center for local residents and others living in outlying areas. There are many shopping centers, a range of restaurants and other businesses ready to serve you. Hobby Lobby, T.J. Max, JCPenneys and Lowes are just a few of the national chains that call Searcy home. The Searcy area also boast a strong locally owned business base that includes a mix of boutiques, local restaurants, and specialty services.
Revitalization efforts in our downtown area have helped to create a vibrant arts district with a mix of eating establishments, retail stores, business offices and financial institutions. The Main Street Searcy Program strives to keep businesses in the downtown area and works to secure grants to help maintain the appearance of our downtown.
Manufacturing and distribution plays a vital role in Searcy’s economy. Approximately 10% of the workforce is employed in these areas. Searcy’s partnership with business and industry is coordinated and facilitated by the Searcy Regional Economic Development Corporation and the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Searcy’s Municipal Airport is one of the faster growing top general aviation airports in the state with 100 or more based aircraft with daily corporate and private business operations. The airport also welcomes many charter operations, fire-fighting, medical transplant and rescue operations and fixed wing and rotor craft flight training activities. The extended runway is 6,008 feet in length and 100 feet wide with a weight capacity of 80,000 pounds. The airport is equipped with state-of- the-art instrument approach facilities, FAA computerized, automated weather stations as well as runway and approach lighting for all weather operations.
The airport is capable of accommodating G5 ACFT and serves a variety of corporations and businesses that fly jets, turbo-props and piston ACFT into and out of the airport on a regular basis. The airport is attended from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily and is open to flight operations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Self-serve fuel is available as well as hanger space and maintenance.