Big River Closes Financing for Steel Mill by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 7/1/2014 09:09 am Updated 4 years ago A formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this summer. Big River plans to employ more than 500 workers at an average annual salary of $75,000. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.