Pine Bluff is the seat of Jefferson County with a population of 72,861 (2019). The county boasts state-of-the art roads, rail, barge port with a recognized Foreign Trade Zone, two established industrial parks, regional airport, four-year university, two-year university, and a technical vocational school. Enticing local and state incentives are offered.

The Pine Bluff Regional Airport is jet capable with a 6,000 ft. lighted, asphalt runway with ILS and available charter services. For commercial airport needs, Jefferson County is only 42 miles south, or less than one hour away from, Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport located in Little Rock, the state’s capital city. Situated within a network of highways and roads, the largest being I-530 that connects the county with Little Rock, Jefferson County offers a multimodal logistics infrastructure ideal for businesses needing to connect easily within the region and around the world.

The county hosts a diverse industrial base. Employers range from agricultural product value-add to machinery manufacturers and includes scientific research labs. The county is also a leading producer of cotton, soybeans, rice, poultry, and timber.

Jefferson County is the trade, entertainment, recreation, and healthcare center for Southeast Arkansas. Recently, there have been several new development projects. Construction is near completion for the new Saracen Casino & Resort and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library. The newly built Pine Bluff Aquatics Center opened last year, and construction is underway on the downtown Pine Bluff streetscape project.

 

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CLIMATE

Annual Average Monthly Average
Temperature 63.5° January 44°
    July 83°
Annual Average Rainfall (inches) 46"    
Annual Average Snowfall (inches) 2"    
Prevailing Winds S - SW    

ECONOMY

Lots of exciting things are happening in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County that are increasing revenues. Beautiful new subdivisions are in development in Pine Bluff and White Hall. New franchise restaurants such as Colton's Steakhouse and Dairy Queen have opened in White Hall. We invite you to visit our community for yourself and experience the exciting things happening here.

CITY OF PINE BLUFF - SALES TAX RECEIPTS
Year Amount
2020 $12,843,576
2019 $11,738,170
2018 $11,579,752
2017 $11,222,995

 

 

CITY OF PINE BLUFF - 'HAMBURGER TAX' RECEIPTS
(3% Hotel/Motel & 2% ResTaurant Sales Tax)
Year Amount
2020 $1,581,419
2019 $1,575,761
2018 $1,600,215
2017 $1,587,368
   

 

CITY OF PINE BLUFF BUILDING PERMITS/CONSTRUCTION VALUE
Year Single Family
New
Multi-Family
New
Duplex
New
Commercial
New
School/Church
New
Total
VALUE*
2020 8 1 3 20 6 $117,719,714
2019 10 2 0 25 13 $164,106,484
2018 1 2 3 14 52 $22,554,250
2017 8 0 0 9 7 $6,185,626
             

*Value as reported by contractor; value totals include other categories, including remodeling, repairs and additions.

 

 

city of white hall building permits/construction value
Year   Total Permits Estimated Value
2020   29 $4,566,485
2019   32 $5,230,366
2018   18 $4,468,564
2017   27 $12,355,400

 

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Regional Medical Center 1
Beds 471
Physicians 130
Dentists 35
Clinics 29
Nursing Facilities 7
Physical Therapists 4

Other:  Area Agency on Aging of SE Ark; SE Ark. Behavioral Health-care System; Select Specialties Hospital; South Central Center on Aging; ambulance services; hospice care; 911 service
 

ASSOCIATIONS

Active chapters of national and international civic organizations are a vital part of community life and include Kiwanis, Jaycees, Lions Club, Rotary International, and Toastmasters.


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