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A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses.


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A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses.

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Arkansas: Creating Competitive Communities

A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses.

Big River Steel Expanding Arkansas Flex Mill

The company's $1.2 billion investment will double capacity of technology-based steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, AR.

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

Pharmaceutical Start-up To Create Generic Medications In Arkansas

OurPharma will invest $31.3 million in a new facility, and create 124 new jobs in Fayetteville over the next seven years. 

Food Company Plans New Chicken Operation In Arkansas

Simmons Prepared Foods will invest $300 million and create 1,500 new jobs at its new facility in Benton County, AR.

Simmons Foods Opens Arkansas Ingredient Production Facility

The company has invested an estimated $30 million in the project, and expects to create 78 new jobs at the Siloam Springs facility. 

TeleTech Creating 350 Jobs In Arkansas

The customer experience center in Morrilton, AR will be the company’s second in the state.

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Chooses Arkansas For First North American Facility

The China-based textile manufacturer will invest $410M, create up to 800 jobs in Forrest City, AR.

Arkansas: Daisy And Gamo Put U.S. Headquarters In Rogers

The consolidated operation of these two well-known airgun lines will add 25 jobs over the next two years.

Utility Vehicle, Lawn Mower Maker Growing In Arkansas

Intimidator Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations in Batesville, AR, investing $12 million and creating 400 new jobs.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

SIG SAUER Moving Ammunition Manufacturing To Arkansas

SIG SAUER will relocate its Elite Performance Ammunition manufacturing operation to an existing building in Jacksonville, AR and anticipates employing 50 people in the initial relocation phase, with additional jobs planned for the future.

State Focus: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow

A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.

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