Peco Foods Announces Northeast Arkansas Plant, 1,000 Jobs by Mark Carter Posted 3/10/2014 10:02 am Updated 2 years ago Gov. Mike Beebe and executives from Peco Foods announce plans for a new $165 million poultry operation in northeast Arkansas that will employ 1,000. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.