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The new chairman of the District Export Council sees opportunity for Arkansas agriculture, aircraft



Little Rock, Arkansas — A banker with Arvest Bank, Jonathan Bricker began his finance career working as an international business development representative.

The economic development side of the business stuck with him and now he handles commercial business with a focus on export opportunities.

According to the new chairman of the Arkansas District Export Council, Bricker, he hopes to bring on new members and help new and long-time partners grow their business overseas. He sees more opportunities everywhere, but two areas need more attention from his group. “We need to focus on bringing in some agricultural representation, seeing, as that’s one of our top exports, as well as aircraft. Those are the top two exports out of the state of Arkansas,” he said.

The Arkansas District Export Council is a private, nonprofit organization and that brings together international business people who provide support, advice, and assistance to Arkansas-based companies interested in exports.