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El Dorado and Union County have evolved from an oil town into an area rich in southern charm and history. Explore our website to learn more about what makes us unique.

Living in El Dorado means knowing your neighbors' names and faces. It means your children will go to college, thanks to the El Dorado Promise. And it means you'll be part of a community that is continually working to create an even better place to live.

From healthcare to energy to education to professional services, El Dorado and Union County offer an opportunity to everyone.

Whether you're looking for something good to eat or something fun to do, El Dorado has it all. From our nationally-recognized Downtown to the variety of family and cultural activities, you don't have to look hard to find something entertaining.

There is always something to do in El Dorado and Union County. Check out our Community Calendar and start planning your week!

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Latest News

El Dorado airport terminal on National Register of Historic Places
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Goodwin Field Administration Building and terminal in El Dorado…
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Main Street explores economic vitality
Monday, August 6, 2018

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The El Dorado Promise
Is a unique scholarship program that provides graduates of El Dorado High School a tuition scholarship that can be used at any accredited Arkansas public university or community college or any accredited private or out-of-state university. 

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Insider's Guide

Spring Guide 2018

We find that Spring blasts in with vibrancy and color, and the Spring edition of the El Dorado Insider has arrived with an outburst for your senses! Get ready to plunge into the sights and flavors of Earth’s warm-season bounty, brought to you from right here in Union County.  Stop by the Chamber to pick up your copy today!

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EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) – The Canadian-based forestry and sawmilling company Conifex has completed updating the complex on the Junction City Highway South of the City.  Officials with Conifex Timber Inc. will be in El Dorado mid-January to officially dedicate the mill.   The 80-plus million dollar investment in the operation that was formerly owned by Georgia Pacific has more than 100 workers on site.  Conifex CEO Ken Shields said the project provides the company with access to lumber and timber markets in the southern United States.  Conifex was established in 2008 and primarily manufactures structural grade Spruce Pine Fir lumber.

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