The purpose of Global Ties Arkansas is to unite emerging and existing international leaders in professional networks, linking Arkansas and the world to help build a state that is a thriving part of the global community. Global Ties Arkansas is part of a national network, Global Ties U.S., that receives governmental officials, journalists and nonprofit leaders brought to the United States by the U.S. Department of State, the Library of Congress and Congress.
These visitors are identified by U.S. Embassies in their countries as people in a position likely to influence issues related to America. More than 3,000 visitors come to the U.S. annually with more than 5,000 visitors in 2019! Arkansas hosts 125-150 visitors annually,and we are part of a network of 84 cities. Most visitors stay four or five days, but some are here one to four weeks.