Arkansas

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Arkansas.

Systems Group El Dorado, AR

Systems Group To Create 60 Jobs With Arkansas Expansion

Systems Group's El Dorado fabrication and machine shop expansion will participate in the AEDC’s Advantage Arkansas program.
W&W|AFCO Steel

W&W|AFCO Steel Investing $18.7M In Arkansas Expansion

W&W|AFCO Steel will add add 115 jobs at a new steel fabrication facility in the former LM Wind Power building at the Port of Little Rock.
Global Supply Chain

Linking The Global Supply Chain

A number of states are now in the matchmaking business, all trying to help companies solve their increasingly complex and demanding supply chain issues.
Envirotech Vehicles

Envirotech Vehicles Picks Arkansas For EV Manufacturing Facility

Envirotech Vehicles purchased a 580,000-square-foot facility in Osceola, AR for its new electric vehicle manufacturing facility, where it will create more than 800 jobs.
aviation industry

The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away

Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
Tractor Supply store Maumelle, Arkansas distribution center

Tractor Supply Investing $100M In New Arkansas Distribution Center

The company's 10th distribution center will create more than 450 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores.
Moving Trends 2021

Moving Trends: Was 2021 The Year Of The Great Relocation?

HireAHelper migration study reveals 2021 United States moving trends during another year disrupted by COVID-19.
technologically advanced steel mill, Osceola, AR

U.S. Steel Picks Arkansas For New $3B Steel Mill

Upon completion in 2024, U.S. Steel's Osceola, AR facility will be the most technologically advanced steelmaking facility in North America.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
Riceland Foods

Riceland Foods To Invest $13.2M In Arkansas Plant Expansion

Farmer-owned cooperative Riceland Foods will create 80 new jobs across its Stuttgart and Jonesboro plants in Arkansas.
Hanwha Cimarron, Opelika, AL

Alabama: Hanwha Cimarron Puts $130 Million Plant In Opelika

The new facility in Northeast Opelika Industrial Park will produce carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks.
Canoo electric vehicles

EV Maker Canoo Picks Arkansas For HQ, Continues Growth In Oklahoma

Canoo investments will bring nearly 550 new jobs to Bentonville and Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas; more than 700 to Oklahoma.
Trex

Manufacturers Look To Arkansas As Home For Future Growth

Manufacturers Trex, Arning will establish new manufacturing sites in the state, creating upwards of 600 jobs in the coming years.
Blytheville, AR

Majestic Steel USA To Create 225 Jobs In Arkansas

Flat-rolled steel manufacturer Majestic Steel USA will establish a new, 515,000-square-foot service center in Blytheville, AR.
Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Eric Voyles, TexAmericas Center

Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center, discusses military site remediation, impact of COVID-19 on development, and low-cost, reliable electricity.
Montrose, Little Rock, AR

Montrose Relocating Principal Executive Offices To Arkansas

Montrose Environmental Group will add 90 jobs as it expands its existing facility in North Little Rock to house its growing Arkansas team.
Industrial Parks

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.
customized training programs

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.
L’Oréal USA, North Little Rock

L’Oréal USA Investing $12M In Arkansas Expansion

Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal will expand its North Little Rock, AR facility, bringing 45 new jobs to the region.
Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Investing $48M In Arkansas Expansion

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods will create nearly 70 jobs with the expansion of its Pine Bluff, AR poultry plant. 

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March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

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Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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