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The last phase of a $12 million upgrade/expansion of the Helm Fertilizer facility is in motion at the Helena Harbor.
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Helm Fertilizer Doubles Down On Its Helena Harbor Facility

Helm's $12 million investment will upgrade and expand river terminal capabilities. read more >
The Helena Bridge spans the Mississippi River, carrying travelers on U.S. 49 into Arkansas.
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Phillips County Looks to Sun for FutureLock Icon

More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >
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Helena Harbor Receives $180K Grant

The Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority (Helena Harbor) announced Friday that it has been awarded a $180,000 Arkansas Waterways Commission grant to improve water supply lines at the site in anticipation of a new water tower. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
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Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor. read more >
The bridge crane at Helena Harbor is used for loading and unloading barges, said spokesman John Edwards. 
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Quest for Helena Port Tenants Took 20 Years

In 1993, Helena’s slackwater harbor was completed and county officials promised it would attract manufacturing jobs to the crumbling, poverty-ridden Mississippi Delta region. But it’s taken 20 years for that promise to ring true: Last year, the harbor welcomed its first-ever industrial client. read more >