Little Rock has a number of claims to fame — it’s where nine African American students bravely walked through the doors of the formerly all-white Central High School during segregation, and was the home of President Bill Clinton during his 16-year tenure as the state’s governor. Today, Little Rock is a bustling capital city with a little more than 200,000 residents.
Local Obsession: The River Market, a downtown area with a trendy food hall.
Climate Described In 6 Words Or Less: Humid summers and cool winters
Top Industries and Employers: Manufacturing, distribution/logistics and corporate headquarters (companies like Dillard’s and Acxiom are based here).
Local Dream Job: Organizer of the World Cheese Dip Championship, held every fall in Little Rock.
Quintessential Meal: Any of the various barbecued meats from Whole Hog Cafe.
Favorite Weekend Activity: Hiking at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
After-Work Meetup Spot: Petit & Keet, a cocktail bar and restaurant with super attentive service and even tastier food.
Best Brewery/Local Beer: Lost Forty Brewing, which makes a tasty Love Honey bock.
Beloved Bookstore: WordsWorth Books & Co, a small, independent bookstore with a friendly staff.
Free Way To Have Fun: Walk, jog or bike along the 17-mile Arkansas River Trail.
- Sarah Kuta