Have you been wanting to take that idea you’ve been thinking about and turn it into something real? There’s a new accelerator in Pine Bluff that lets you do just that.

In partnership with Builders + Backers and Heartland Forward, we’re launching a Summer cohort of the Idea Accelerator right here in our city. Applications are now open!

To apply, all you need is an idea that you want to turn into something and a willingness to learn world-class entrepreneurial approaches to testing that idea. Those chosen for the Accelerator will be eligible for up to $5,000 in funding to fuel their work.
Go Forward Pine Bluff (GFPB) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 p.m. This free and open event will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center and will feature a thorough presentation of the work in progress and the costs associated. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

The meeting is part of GFPB’s desire to ensure the public has factual information whereby they can promote the good work that is making a positive difference in our city.

The public is invited to attend.

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Ryan Watley, CEO of Go Forward Pine Bluff, accepts a check Wednesday from Leslie Dorn, director of the United Way of Southeast Arkansas, and Lamont Davis of Liberty Utilities to support an initiative aimed at helping low-income families. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Eplunus Colvin)
Dean Peter Mackeith and Ryan Watley

Fay Jones School Dean’s Medals are awarded annually in recognition of a recipient’s significant contributions to the architecture and design culture of the State of Arkansas and to our students and their education at the Fay Jones School. This year, the organizations receiving a Dean’s Medal are all examples of “building community” throughout the state.

Teach Pine Bluff Award

1st Responders Loan Program

Pine Bluff Urban Renewal

Photo by Joe Dempsey
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The mission of Go Forward Pine Bluff is to increase the revenues of the City government, enabling it to provide the level of services expected by our citizens.



To make Pine Bluff a city its residents are proud to call home.

To transform Pine Bluff into a regional center and destination point.

To make the city “grow and go."



Retain Population

Relocate Population

Attract Tourism and Consumers throughout the Region


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