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State Does About-Face On ChinaLock Icon

Arkansas was one of numerous states that took part in a frenzy of activity aimed at bringing over Chinese companies to set up operations. But a new state law makes clear that such investments are now viewed with suspicion. read more >
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State Reviews 2 Companies’ Possible Ties to China

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward has asked Attorney General Tim Griffin to investigate two companies’ possible ties to the Chinese government under a new state law that bans […] read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston meet with officials from Sun Paper in China.
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Chinese Plans in Arkansas Face ScrutinyLock Icon

China remains a viable market for investment in and trade with Arkansas, including the state’s farmers, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, trade officials say. read more >
Heifei Risever Machinery Co. Ltd officials, along with state and local leaders, cut the ribbon for the company's new plant in Jonesboro.

Ribbon Cutting Held for $20M Risever Plant in Jonesboro

Hefei Risever Machinery Co. Ltd officials, joined by state and local leaders, held a ribbon cutting Wednesday for its new $20 million-plus, 125,000-SF Jonesboro plant in the Craighead Technology Park. read more >
Mark Young
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Permit Spike Reflects Jonesboro’s Growth Heading Into 2019

Propelled by a handful of large commercial projects, the number of building permits in the city nearly doubled in 2018, with the total value of residential and commercial permits coming in near $288 million. read more >
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Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever PlantLock Icon

Risever's $20 million 125,000-SF facility in Jonesboro, which will create 130 jobs, will be its first outside of China. read more >
Mark Young
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Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017

Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region. read more >
Shandong Ruyi Technology Group  of China is converting Forrest City’s old Sanyo TV plant, covering 1.4 million SF, into a cotton yarn mill. The factory will have the capacity to consume the state’s entire annual cotton crop.
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How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo’s Old Role as Forrest City HeroLock Icon

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas’ entire annual cotton crop. read more >
Kay Brockwell
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Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA’s Future

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver. read more >

Risever to Spend $20M on New Jonesboro Plant, Employ 130

Hefei Risever Machinery Co. LTD plans to invest $20 million to build its first U.S. operation in Jonesboro's Craighead Technology Park, a project executives said would create 130 jobs. read more >