News & Press

Council hears update on multi-billion-dollar GTL project
April 4, 2019
- A good crowd of members, along with several guests, attended the March 20 meeting of the Jefferson County Manufacturing Council (JCMC) held at the Economic Development Alliance. Although it was spring break and a few members were out of town, the scheduled program may have contributed to attendance. Many were there...

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Good news bears repeating, reprinting
May 22, 2018
- This column was activated by a phone call. The businessman on the other end of the call was an out-of-state executive whose company is thinking about buying a commercial property in Pine Bluff. He needed confirmation that it would be a good investment but his search on the Internet wasn...

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Gluten-free rice flour plant planned in Industrial Park
July 27, 2017
- A California-based company is looking to cash-in on American’s desire to eat healthier and has picked Pine Bluff as the place to do it. Western Foods announced Wednesday that they will take over a vacant building in the Jefferson Industrial Park and establish a gluten-free rice flour and ...

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Highland Pellets brings manufacturing facility to Pine Bluff
July 26, 2016
- The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County welcomes Highland Pellets, a world-class wood pellet manufacturer, to the Pine Bluff. We are excited to have them here investing in our communities. Take a minute to watch the following video to see what they are all about and catch a glimpse of...

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Jefferson County, AR Mega-Project Fact Sheet
February 19, 2016
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Mega-Project Considering Jefferson County, AR
February 16, 2016
- Pine Bluff, Arkansas---The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County (Alliance) announces that Arkansas is being considered as the top location to build and operate a multibillion-dollar industrial processing facility that will convert natural gas into clean-burning diesel fuel. The project is being developed by Energy Security Partners LLC (ESP), headquartered...

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Jobs & Economic Development to Wrap-up Forum Series
October 20, 2015
- The Jefferson County Legislative Delegation will host the 4th, and final, of a series of public forums, this time with a session on jobs and economic development. The event will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 25th, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative (the old Sears building), 912 W....

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