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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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High water in 2019 impacts river traffic; local public terminal still has banner year
February 5, 2020
- A little rain last year didn’t prevent Pine Bluff’s port public terminal from breaking a 15-year record for total tonnage moved through the facility. Of course, in reality, “a little” translates to record-setting rainfall and high water in 2019 that halted traffic for weeks on...

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Alliance receives Select Site Certification
December 4, 2019
- The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County joined a select group Tuesday when it received a Select Site certification from Entergy Arkansas' Office of Business and Economic Development. "This is a big day for Jefferson County," David Beck, Chairman of the Alliance said during.... more

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Rain, rain, go away—and flood waters, too
June 6, 2019
- Too. Much. Water. Whether falling down in torrents from the skies or surging violently down the Arkansas River, too much water has been drenching this community in recent months. And, yes, these crises of excess water do relate to economic and community development. But in a negative way because they...

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L & R fulfills agreement with county tax board
May 28, 2019
- L&R Distributors, Inc., one of the first companies approved for local economic development sales tax incentive funds by the Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County, has officially fulfilled the terms of its installment contract with the corporation. While in Pine Bluff visiting local operations, the company’s...

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Local executives hear about state incentive programs
May 20, 2019
- There was an added incentive for local plant managers and manufacturing executives to go to an early morning meeting last Wednesday. The meeting: The regular May gathering of the Jefferson County Manufacturing Council (JCMC) held at the Economic Development Alliance, which sponsors the group. The incentive: A discussion of available...

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