Tagged: big river steel

Manufacturers Keep Steely Eye on Delta, Says Grant Tennille

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Grant Tennille, head of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, told your Whispers staff last week that the state is “continuing to have conversations with companies from throughout the world who want to be close to independent sources of steel.”

Unbuilt Steel Mill Biggest 2013 Arkansas Economic News

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 12/30/2013 8:46 am

A $1.1 billion steel mill proposed for northeast Arkansas was the state's biggest economic announcement of 2013, but excitement over the plant was tempered by job losses elsewhere in Arkansas.

Fighting Fairly (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Using the government regulatory process to block a competitor signals an unwillingness to fight on the traditional market battlefields of price, quality and efficiency. We’re sure it’s happened before, but it’s neither good business nor good policy.

Video: The Arkansas Parole System, Economy, Big River Steel & More on 'Arkansas Week'

by Lance Turner 11/9/2013 9:55 am

Video of the latest "Arkansas Week" on AETN, featuring an interview with State Department of Community Correction Director Sheila Sharp.

Nucor Objection Delays Big River Steel Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2013 9:50 am

Nucor Steel is trying to block the opening of a competing $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas by objecting to the new company's requests for environmental permits.

Supplier Meeting Set for Big River Steel Mill

by Associated Press 10/22/2013 7:44 am

A meeting is set for companies interested in acting as suppliers to a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas. The gathering is to run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville.

Big River Steel Mill Lining Up Customers

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 9/22/2013 5:16 pm

Financing for a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas expects to be wrapped up by the end of the year, but until then backers will be lining up customers and suppliers.

Mississippi County to Receive EPA Help in Anticipation of Big River Steel

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2013 9:08 am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will offer technical assistance to Mississippi County in anticipation of redevelopment opportunities related to the Big River Steel mill project.

Financing, Other Approvals Next for Big River Steel Plant

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 5/13/2013 8:14 am

The $1.1 billion Big River Steel mill that's planned for Osceola could be under construction later this year, but a number of things have to happen before dirt can be turned for the superproject.

Osceola Approves $2M in Incentives for Big River Steel

by Associated Press 4/19/2013 8:17 am

The city of Osceola is the latest governmental body to approve incentives for the planned $1.1 billion Big River Steel mill in northeast Arkansas.

Arkansas Legislature Approves $125M Big River Steel Funding

by Associated Press 4/16/2013 11:30 am

Arkansas is set to provide a new steel company with $125 million in financing and tax breaks to build a mill in the northeast part of the state now that the Legislature has given final approval to the plan.

Nucor Seeks Bond Help for Planned $115M Expansion

by Associated Press 4/15/2013 7:50 am

Nucor-Yamoto Steel is asking Blytheville to enter into an agreement to issue bonds to finance a planned $115 million expansion of the company's steel mill.

Health Care Tops To-Do List for Arkansas Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/15/2013 7:48 am

Arkansas lawmakers face a daunting to-do list as they try to wrap up this year's session by a self-imposed Friday deadline. Here's what's at the top.

Arkansas House Approves Big River Steel Mill Funding

by Associated Press 4/8/2013 1:03 pm

Arkansas House lawmakers on Monday overwhelmingly approved Gov. Mike Beebe's proposal to provide $125 million in state financing for the construction of a new $1.1 billion steel mill outside Osceola.

Legislative Roundup: Big River Steel Project Close to Final Approval

by Mark Carter 4/5/2013 9:05 am

The Arkansas Senate last week gave its official blessing to the proposed $1.1 billion steel mill that Gov. Mike Beebe and state economic development officials want to see on the banks of the Mississippi River just outside Osceola.

Update: Arkansas House Committee Approves Big River Steel Mill Plan

by Associated Press 4/3/2013 11:42 am

A House committee has given its approval to a plan that would provide state funding to a new steel mill in northeastern Arkansas.

Big River Steel Proposal Gains Traction in Legislature

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 4/1/2013 10:14 am

Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators. But some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.

Davy Carter, Michael Lamoureux Back Big River Steel Plan

by Associated Press 3/29/2013 7:38 am

State House and Senate leaders on Thursday came out in support of a $125 million financing package that's been proposed to help build a steel mill in northeast Arkansas, saying the benefits of the project outweigh any risks to the state.

Mississippi County Court Approves Big River Steel Incentives

by Associated Press 3/28/2013 8:33 am

The Mississippi County Quorum Court has approved $14.5 million in local incentives to bring a $1.1 billion steel mill to the county. The plan approved this week is contingent on the Legislature approving a $125 million financing package for Big River Steel to build the mill near Osceola.

John Anton: Big River Steel a '6' on Scale of Good Investments

by Mark Carter 3/26/2013 10:34 am

Although Big River Steel reviews weren't over the top, consultant John Anton of IHS Global Services did rate the proposed $1.1 billion project a "6, maybe a 7" on a 10-point scale of good investments in a Monday meeting with Arkansas lawmakers.

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