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$3.7B Gas to Liquid Plant Strides ForwardLock Icon

The revised projected capital investment would make it the largest single industrial endeavor in state history. Construction could start as early as 2025, with commercial operations following in 2029, if all goes well. read more >
The first phase of Pine Bluff’s downtown streetscape project is expected to be completed in  October. The $5 million phase covers renovations on Main Street from Barraque Street to Fourth Avenue, including extended sidewalks for outdoor dining.
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Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing UpLock Icon

Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >
Allison J.H. Thompson
CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County
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New Alliance CEO Allison J.H. Thompson Finds Treasure in Jefferson County

Allison J.H. Thompson, the new CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, finds new investments in the area promising. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
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Energy Security Partners Plant Still in WorksLock Icon

The GTL project, touted as the biggest economic endeavor ever in Arkansas, has naturally had its skeptics. read more >
An architectural rendering of the $350 million Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff.  Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
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As Saracen Casino Goes Up, Minority Jobs Expected to Rise on Quapaws’ BetLock Icon

The Quapaw Tribe of Indians’ Downstream Development Authority LLC broke ground last month in Pine Bluff and expects a 300-room hotel and 80,000-SF casino complex to be fully built by the end of 2020. read more >
Architect’s renditions of the proposed Quapaw-run casino for Pine Bluff, tentatively named Saracen Casino Resort, after a historic Quapaw Tribe chief.
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Quapaw Return to Arkansas Bearing a CasinoLock Icon

Pine Bluff gets ready to host the commercial return of Arkansas' "namesake" tribe. read more >
The once-elegant Hotel Pines on Main Street in Pine Bluff is being tested for renovation. The nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising bought the property for one dollar, but has committed $300,000 for pumping out the basement, shoring up columns and fixing the roof to see if the hotel can be saved.
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Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff. read more >
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Lou Ann Nisbett On What Attracts Industry to Pine Bluff

Lou Ann Nisbett is the president and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County. read more >