News & Press
McNew Elected 2023 President of Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives
February 28, 2023 - Nancy Lee McNew was first elected to the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives Board of Directors in January 2020. McNew has served on the Scholarship committee, Membership committee, Education committee, and Annual Conference committee. She currently chairs the Annual Conference committee. McNew also sits on the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation...
Allison J.H. Thompson is Appointed to the Little Rock Branch Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
February 14, 2023 - The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced that Allison J. H. Thompson, President/CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas has been appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to a three-year term as a director of the Little Rock Branch board effective January 1, 2023. ...
Senator Boozman Visits Jefferson County
August 16, 2022 - Area leaders had the opportunity to speak with Senator John Boozman and give a tour of the Pine Bluff Carl Redus Jr. Aquatics Center, The ARTSpace on Main, and the rehabilitation efforts that are happening in downtown Pine Bluff. Senator Boozman also visited the University of Arkansas...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
Pine Bluff Growth Report - Arkansas Business
November 30, 2021 -
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...
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,...