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Mississippi County Rebuilds on Steel

With its recent revenue jump due to the steel industry, government officials hope to attract new residents and reverse a longtime decline in population. read more >
State and local officials and U.S. Steel executives break ground on the company's new mill in Osceola, Arkansas.
Energy / Manufacturing

Arkansas Steel, Past and Future (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas’ steel industry is a stunning success story, but challenges remain for what has become a crucial industry in Mississippi County. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Here’s to the Voters (Editorial)

Decades of vision, planning, collaboration and toil are coming to fruition in Arkansas as the state’s steel industry levels up again. But one cohort crucial to the success deserves praise, too: the citizens of Mississippi County. read more >
Clif Chitwood visits a Nucor Steel port on the Mississippi River. He has led economic development in Mississippi County since 2001.
Construction / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate

Steel’s Accidental Sage Brings Jobs to Mississippi CountyLock Icon

The region's economic transformation wasn’t inevitable. Neither was Clif Chitwood’s career — and he'll be the first to tell you. read more >
Steel coils on display during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of U.S. Steel's new $3 billion mill in Osceola, Arkansas. 
Business Services / Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

With Steel, State Lures Interlocking IndustriesLock Icon

Like all kinds of constructors, Arkansas economic developers have learned that steel offers a sturdy base to build on. read more >
Mississippi County Judge John Nelson
Government & Politics

Mississippi County Plotting to Pump Up Population

Mississippi County is hatching long-term plans to spark population growth to go with the county’s job growth. read more >