• Cost of Doing Business


  • Searcy's central location allows for convenient access to transportation services. Searcy is located less than one hour north of the Little Rock National Airport, Little Rock River Port, and the intersection of Interstates 30 and 40. The 50 miles are quickly covered via four-lane, divided Future I-57. Memphis is a two-hour drive east on US Highway 64. Passing through Searcy, Future I-57 offers access to many major cities. In addition, there are also many U.S. and state highways that offer good access. 


  • Municipal Airport Municipal Airport

  • The Searcy Municipal Airport can accommodate aircraft up to the G5 classification. There is a 6,008 ft. lighted runway with a precision instrument landing system. A manned intercom system is active during the business day. Jet fuel is available 24 hours a day and tie-downs are provided free at Searcy Airport. An average of 50 planes use the Searcy Airport daily. 


  • Rail Service Rail Service

  • Rail service for goods into and out of Searcy is provided by the Shortline Doniphan, Kensett and Searcy Railroad plus the mainline Union Pacific Railroad. 


  • Utility Providers Utility Providers

  • Electricity Electricity

    Todd Welter
    (501) 279-6920

    • Service voltages available: 3750KVA 480/277V 3 Phase
    • Primary Voltage is 13.8KV
    • Transmission voltages: 161,000 - 500,000

    First Electric Cooperative
    JD Lowery
    (501) 570-2274 

  • Natural Gas Natural Gas

    Summit Utilities
    Kim Scrantz
    (870) 897-6218

    • Transmission system: Arkla, Inc
    • Source: Integrated System
    • Heat value: 1000 BTU
  • Water & Sewer Water & Sewer

    Searcy Water & Sewer
    Dan Dawson
    (501) 268-2481

    • Type of treatment: Coagulation / sedimentation / filtration / disinfection
    • Source of supply: Little Red River
    • Peak Consumption: 7.5 million gallons/day
    • Surplus Capacity: 3.5 million gallons/day
    • Pumping Capacity: 11 million gallons/day
    • Storage Capacity: 7.1 million gallons/day
    • Present usage: 4.5 million gallons/day


    • System Capacity: 5 million gallons/day
    • Present Usage: 2.5 million gallons/day
    • Peak Sewer Consumption: 3.5 million gallons/day
    • Peak Sewer Consumption: 3.5 million gallons/day
  • Internet Service Providers Internet Service Providers

    AT&T (DSL)
    Malinda Fauble
    (870) 926-1646

    Ritter Communications
    Natalie Fleeman
    (870) 336-2309

    White County Cable TV
    Tony Allen
    (501) 268-4117


  • Telecommunications Telecommunications

    Malinda Fauble
    (870) 926-1646

    Infrastructure available: Fiber Equipped, ISDN, T1, ATM & DSL

  • Taxation Taxation

  • Tax Rates





    Sales Tax




    Real Property Tax Rate

    (Rate per $1000 of assessed value)

    no state tax


    no city tax

    Business Property Tax Rate

    (Rate per $1000 of assessed value)

    no state tax


    no city tax

    Machinery, Tools, Equipment & Inventory

    Machinery, equipment, and business inventories are taxed as personal property based upon average selling price.

    Land & Building

    Land and buildings are taxed as real property based upon market value. Arkansas' assessment ratio is 20%.

  • * Arkansas does not have a state-imposed property tax. Property taxes are assessed at the county and municipality levels and are administered by the state. (Click here to view all cities sales tax rates)

  • Basic Property Tax Rate





    Total rate of 40.6