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Superior Closure Sparks Northwest Arkansas Efforts To Find Jobs for Workers

Superior Closure Sparks Northwest Arkansas Efforts To Find Jobs for Workers

Melissa Turner says it was a somber day said when the news came that Superior Industries was closing its Rogers plant. But then the community stepped in, and not just Rogers either.
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Lou Ann Nisbett On What Attracts Industry to Pine Bluff

Lou Ann Nisbett is the president and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County.
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Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas.
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