Tagged: big river steel

County Judge: Work on Big River Steel Mill to Begin By Mid-June

by Associated Press 3/24/2014 11:12 am

Mississippi County should see construction of a $1.1 billion steel mill begin by early summer now that an administrative law judge has rejected a challenge to the plant's air-quality permit, the county's chief administrative officer says.

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 08:46 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 09:55 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 09:50 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.

Big River Steel Mill Lining Up Customers

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 9/22/2013 05:16 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 09:08 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 08:14 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.

Health Care Tops To-Do List for Arkansas Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/15/2013 07:48 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.

Legislative Roundup: Big River Steel Project Close to Final Approval

by Mark Carter 4/5/2013 09:05 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.

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.

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.

Consultants, Nucor, Correnti Talk Big River Steel in 5-Hour Session

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/26/2013 07:16 am

A pair of outside consultants on Monday offered mixed reviews of Gov. Mike Beebe's proposal to provide a company with $125 million in state financing to build a steel mill in the northeast part of the state.

Here's the Regional Economic Models' Report on Arkansas' Big River Steel Project

by Lance Turner 3/22/2013 04:32 pm

The state Bureau of Legislature Research has released the second of two reports examining Arkansas' investment in the proposed $1.1 million Big River Steel plant in Osceola.

Big River Steel Report Says Officials Overestimated Benefits of Osceola Plant

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/21/2013 05:08 pm

Consultants hired by the Arkansas Legislature say economic development officials overestimated the long term benefits of a proposal to finance a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill and didn't consider uncertainties surrounding the project.

Tax Cuts, Voter ID, Big River Steel on 'Arkansas Week'

by Lance Turner 3/18/2013 07:27 am

On "Arkansas Week," those $2 billion worth of looming tax cut bills Republicans are starting to run in the Legislature, more on the non-expansion expansion of Medicaid, voter ID, a bit on Big River Steel and battling budgets in Washington D.C.

Legislative Roundup: Lawmakers Set to Move Ahead With Steel Mill

by Mark Carter 3/15/2013 09:44 am

Arkansas lawmakers this week received reports from two consultants hired by the state to study the economic impact of the proposed $1 billion Big River Steel project in Mississippi County.

Legislative Consultant to Vet Big River Steel Project

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/24/2013 05:12 pm

The clock is running as legislators seek information about a $1.1 billion steel plant proposed for Osceola. As of Monday, the House and the Senate have 18 working days to look into whether it would be right for the state to $125 million to help finance the project.

AEDC Submits Big River Steel Package to Carter, Lamoureux

by Mark Carter 2/21/2013 12:54 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission delivered to House and Senate leaders the letter of commitment signed by Big River Steel and the state.