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

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

About Information Network of Arkansas

The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating its 22nd year as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is part of digital government firm NIC’s (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of companies. A local tech employer, AIC was named the 2018 “Best Place to Work in Arkansas” by Arkansas Business. INA operates, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 850 state and local online services.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at


Bob Sanders

Information Network of Arkansas

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