News & Press

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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