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By Mandy Owens | Feb 28, 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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By David Lippman - THV11 | Feb 14, 2020

City's mayor says Saracen Annex creates extra $100,000 in tax revenue each month, with promise of much more to come

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By Ray King/Pine Bluff Commercial | Dec 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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Nov 27, 2019

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, we will be opening Cornerstone Processing for business in the very near future,” said Ashley Dugas, partner of Cornerstone. “We are committed to being an upstanding corporate citizen who gives back to... Read More

By Rhonda Dishner | May 7, 2019

A coalition of Pine Bluff civic, government and business leaders announced in November 2015 the inception of a multiyear, grassroots effort known as Go Forward Pine Bluff designed to grow the city’s tax base.  After more than a year of work by over 100 participants of task forces and committees, Go Forward Pine Bluff (GFPB) rolled out in January 2017 its strategic plan to improve the city with more than 1,000 people in attendance.

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By Ray King/Pine Bluff Commercial | Jul 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 “ancient grain milling business.”

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By Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County | Jul 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 the construction process in action for their new facility.

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By Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County | Feb 19, 2016

Jefferson County is on the list of consideration for a major GTL plant. Learn about the specifics from this fact sheet.

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By Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County | Feb 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 in Little Rock.

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By Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County | Oct 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. Sixth Ave. The public is invited to attend.

State legislators will lead a discussion about job growth, small & minority business, access to capital, youth entrepreneurship, and job training.

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