Arkansas Information Consortium Named Among “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” for Third Consecutive Year

Jul 17, 2019

By Rhiannon Botsford Barber

State's private sector digital services partner of 22 years honored in 2019 awards program

Arkansas Information Consortium LLC (AIC), the state’s official provider of digital government services, was recently named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Arkansas for the third consecutive year. This seventh annual program was created by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Arkansas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The 2019 list is made up of 46 companies, including AIC.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized as one of the best employers in the state,” AIC General Manager Bob Sanders said. “One of our founding principles is to be the best place our employees have ever worked. Our culture is important to us, and we believe that happy employees are motivated to produce high-quality work and provide great customer service. This award validates the investment that we’ve made in strengthening our culture and taking care of our team.”

AIC is better known to its Arkansas government partners as the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) – the Governor-appointed board that oversees AIC’s contract with the state.  Since AIC was awarded its first digital government services contract with the state in 1997, the Little Rock-based subsidiary of NIC Inc. has developed more than 850 Arkansas government online services, grown from four to 38 employees, and created dozens of new technology jobs in Arkansas. 

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

- Be a publicly or privately held business;

- Have a facility in Arkansas;

- Have at least 15 employees in Arkansas;

- Be in business a minimum of 1 year. 

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Arkansas, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The winners will be revealed at a special event on September 26, 2019, and then published in a special supplement of Arkansas Business on September 30, 2019.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Arkansas program, visit

RhiannonBotsford Barber

Written By Rhiannon Botsford Barber

Before joining INA as Marketing Manager in 2016, Rhiannon spent ten years as a crew member for four major television networks and several film companies, then incorporated her own company in 2010. A zealous outdoorsman, Rhiannon seeks the solace of nature and enjoys photographing animals in the wild.


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