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DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2014 1:46 pm

The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola.

Mississippi Could Be Site for $1.2B Aluminum Mill

by Associated Press 11/18/2014 7:12 am

Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 workers. But the company CEO says Arkansas, Tennessee and other states might also be in the running.

TMW to Open $20M Plant Near Big River Steel, Employ 45

by Mark Carter 10/28/2014 2:32 pm

A company called The Materials Works Ltd. (TMW) reveals plans to build a flat rolled toll processing center adjacent to Big River Steel, which is now under construction just south of Osceola. The $20 million TMW plant will create 45 jobs.

John Correnti, Governor Break Ground on $1.3B Big River Steel Mill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/22/2014 11:17 am

Steel executive John Correnti, Gov. Mike Beebe and other state and local leaders marked the groundbreaking of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel project Monday in Osceola.

Groundbreakings Planned on Major Arkansas Projects

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 5:33 pm

Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.

Big River Steel Gets Extension in Nucor Lawsuit Over Mill

by Associated Press 9/10/2014 10:36 am

A judge is giving Big River Steel more time to respond to a federal lawsuit that seeks to stop the billion-dollar project from moving forward in northeast Arkansas. The lawsuit filed by Nucor Steel seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola.

Big River Steel Plans to Break Ground Sept. 22

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 7:29 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Nucor Steel Files Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 8/12/2014 7:25 am

Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court that attempts to block a competitor from opening a mill in Mississippi County.

Clinton Connected With Correnti To Lobby for Big River Steel Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

John Correnti, the man behind Big River Steel and this week’s Executive Q&A, thought he was being pranked when former President Bill Clinton called to lobby Correnti to put his $1 billion-plus steel mill in Arkansas.

Big River Steel's John Correnti on Government's Role in Private-Sector Projects? 'Stay Out'

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

John Correnti, chairman and CEO of Big River Steel LLC, has more than 40 years of experience in the steel industry. Big River Steel, a $1.3 billion project, is being built in Mississippi County near Osceola. It’s expected to employ more than 525 workers with average yearly compensation of $75,000.

Big River Closes Financing for Steel Mill

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/1/2014 9:09 am

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.

Osceola Approves Revenue Bonds for Big River Steel

by Associated Press 5/7/2014 7:34 am

The Osceola City Council has unanimously approved the issuance of $1.5 billion in industrial revenue bonds for the planned Big River Steel mill.

Arkansas Panel Approves Air Permit for Big River Steel

by Associated Press 4/25/2014 3:43 pm

An environmental regulatory panel has issued an air quality permit for a planned $1.2 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas.

Osceola Sets Meeting on Big River Steel Bonds

by Associated Press 4/23/2014 1:48 pm

The Osceola City Council has scheduled a meeting to discuss issuing $1.5 billion of economic development bonds for the Big River Steel mill.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Clash in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 4:46 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

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 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.