Big River Closes Financing for Steel Mill by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 7/1/2014 09:09 am Updated 2 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 stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.