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Manufacturing Made Easy Career Fair
July 7, 2022
- The Jefferson County Manufacturing Council is sponsoring a Career Fair on August 23. Details are on the flyer. 

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Jefferson County Industry Day
July 7, 2022
- The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, AR partnered with Economics Arkansas for “Industry Day,” an event aimed at connecting educators to industry. Area teachers toured two Jefferson County manufacturing facilities, Highland Pellets and Kiswire Pine Bluff, to get an in depth look at...

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Congressman Westerman Visits Alliance & Chamber
May 26, 2022
- Alliance & Chamber staff and board members had the opportunity to sit down for a discussion with Fourth Congressional District Representative Bruce Westerman. The group gained insight from Congressman Westerman on the current state of the economy and important issues that affect our region. Staff and board members gave...

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Jefferson County Achieves Certification as ACT® Work Ready Community
March 15, 2022
- Jefferson County has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community, demonstrating its commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county. The ACT® Work Ready Communities (ACT® WRC) initiative empowers states,...

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Pine Bluff Growth Report - Arkansas Business
November 30, 2021
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Westerman Visits Alliance & Chamber Office
August 20, 2021
- Fourth Congressional District Representative Bruce Westerman made a few stops in the district last week during the August recess, one of those including the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas! Alliance and Chamber staff had the opportunity to update the Congressman and his staff on current happenings in our...

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Tyson Announces Pine Bluff Plant Expansion
April 23, 2021
- Tyson Foods to Expand Arkansas Poultry Operation Nearly 70 jobs to be created by $48 million project   Springdale, Ark. – April 22, 2021 – Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) will invest $48 million as part of its commitment to accelerate the long-term growth of its poultry business and continued success of its Pine Bluff, Arkansas,...

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Cornerstone Processing Announces Poultry Plant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
November 23, 2020
- PINE BLUFF, Arkansas (November 22, 2019) – Cornerstone PB Holdings LLC and Cornerstone Processing LLC today announced they will open a poultry processing plant in Pine Bluff at 2201 W. Second St., creating up to 150 new jobs in its initial wave of hiring. “We are thrilled to announce that after long last,...

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Westerman Tours New Development in Downtown Pine Bluff
February 19, 2020
- Alliance staffers joined Congressman Bruce Westerman and other community leaders for a February 20 tour of the recently opened Pine Bluff Aquatic Center and the construction site for the new Pine Bluff Jefferson County Public Library.

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Saracen Casino Resort showcases project’s impact on Pine Bluff
February 14, 2020
- City's mayor says Saracen Annex creates extra $100,000 in tax revenue each month, with promise of much more to come PINE BLUFF, Ark. — A big milestone in the construction of Saracen Casino Resort put the spotlight on the future in Pine Bluff Wednesday. City leaders joined members of Quapaw...

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