The Commerce Department EDA is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Independence County in Arkansas to upgrade critical infrastructure that will support the expansion of the poultry industry.
The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.
Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.
Top 10 states are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; five states most in need of improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK.
The company is also evaluating investments totaling approximately $20 million at the nearby Gurdon plywood mill that would increase the facility’s efficiency and capacity.
In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.
A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.
New dynamic lighting, a gift to city from Entergy, turns Little Rock’s River Bridges into beacon of civic pride. Former President Clinton was on hand to flip the switch.
The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.
Study points to risk in nation’s capital, New York City, America’s breadbasket and 46 states.