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Constantly Perfecting Arkansas Manufacturing
February 7, 2024 - Make plans to attend a FREE Lunch & Learn event presented by the Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions team on February 27 at the Alliance! The focus will include three critical components: creative thinking, collaboration, and communication.
Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas Accredited by the International Economic Development Council
October 24, 2023 - The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas has been recognized as one of 74 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). “The Alliance displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this...
Employers Growing Talent Through Apprenticeship
October 2, 2023 - Mark your calendars for a FREE Employers Growing Talent Through Apprenticeship Lunch & Learn on Wednesday October 11 at the Alliance!
Manufacturing Made Easy Career Fair 2023
August 10, 2023 - The Jefferson County Manufacturing Council is sponsoring a Career Fair on August 22. Details are on the flyer.
Jefferson County Industry Day 2023
July 11, 2023 - The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas partnered with Economics Arkansas to put on Industry Day 2023! The purpose of this event is to connect teachers and industry leaders to highlight good-paying industrial jobs that are available to students upon graduation. The day began with industrial tours at Pactiv Evergreen...
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...