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Jonesboro’s Hotel Room Revenue Rises by 5.68 Percent in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Hotels in Jonesboro generated $17.5 million from room revenue in 2013, which was up 5.68 percent over the previous year.

Mark Young on Evaluating, Expanding Local Economies

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

Mark Young, who has led the Jonesboro chamber since April 2006, has built a 25-year career of local and regional economic development in Arkansas as well as Oklahoma and North Carolina.

ASU Explores Starting Osteopathic Medical School in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2013 11:24 am

Arkansas State University is exploring public-private partnerships to establish an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. City leaders said such a school would be a new economic engine for the Delta, attracting medical professionals and increasing the availability of primary care.

Jonesboro Nestle Plant Lays Off 70, Cuts Hours

by Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:48 am

Nestle USA officials told Jonesboro employees Friday that operations will be curtailed, and 70 full-time positions will be eliminated. The facility's work schedule will be reduced from six days per week to four days per week beginning Feb. 11, factory manager Dan Braswell said.

Jonesboro: Skilled Workforce Attracts Industry (Workforce Development (Over 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Jonesboro city leaders know it takes a highly skilled workforce to attract industry. Their efforts to build a base of highly skilled workers necessary for the recruitment of industry earned the city recognition as a 2011 Arkansas Business City of Distinction for Workforce Development.