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A rendering of the NEA Baptist Urgent Care PLUS clinic 
Construction / Health Care / Real Estate

NEA Baptist Breaks Ground on New Clinic

The 18,000-SF clinic is the health system's largest project since development of its main campus in 2014. read more >
Jama Fowler, longtime co-owner of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro with her husband Wallace. She died April 20, 2022, at age 85. 
Banking & Finance / Education / Restaurants & Food

Jama Fowler, Philanthropist and Longtime Co-Owner of Fowler Foods, Dies at 85

She's remembered for her philanthropy and her business ventures with husband Wallace. read more >
About half of the U.S.’s rice production comes from Arkansas. Most of the time, barring fluctuations, Riceland is Stuttgart’s single largest employer.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Manufacturing

Riceland Foods Announces $13.2M Expansion

The project will bring 80 total new jobs to its Jonesboro and Stuttgart plants. read more >
An illustration of Camfil Air Pollution Control's new manufacturing facility in Jonesboro. 
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Camfil Air Pollution Control Breaks Ground on New $37M Facility

The company is another step closer to replacing a building that was destroyed by a tornado in early 2020. read more >
Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse speaks at the one-year anniversary of the company's $8 million data storage center on Oct. 14, 2021.
Business Services

Ritter Communications Shows Off $8M Data Center in Jonesboro

It's been one year since the $8 million center opened. read more >
A production worker at Hytrol, the world’s top manufacturer of conveyors, according to President David Peacock. “The two larger material-handling equipment suppliers are larger because they do other things,” he said.

Conveyor Manufacturer Hytrol Expands Product Line, Adds 100 Jobs in West Arkansas

The company is also adding jobs in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Medical school students and faculty have taken the lead for pandemic response in Jonesboro and throughout the northeast Arkansas region.

NYIT Medical School Lends Expertise During Pandemic Response

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) at Arkansas State University has proven to be an invaluable resource to help guide Northeast Arkansas through the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
A partnership between TurningPoint Energy and Jonesboro’s City Water and Light will create a 13.25 MW solar power farm to generate clean energy to Jonesboro’s growing industrial corridor.

Solar Farm Shining a Light on Jonesboro’s Industrial Base

From its new home in the Craighead Technology Park in Jonesboro, a new 100-acre solar farm will have a view from horizon to horizon. read more >
Jonesboro residents already enjoy biking and walking trails at Craighead Forest Park and in 2021 will have access to additional trails connecting the Arkansas State campus with the heart of downtown.

Trail of Progress Running Through Jonesboro

Jonesboro’s installment of the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan continues to take shape across the city. read more >

Jonesboro By The Numbers

Statistics and figures back up economic growth in Jonesboro. read more >
Construction on transitional housing for military veterans is nearing completion in Jonesboro.

Public-Private Partnership Makes Veterans Village a Reality in Jonesboro

The Veterans Village going up in Jonesboro will be a block of first-class transitional living quarters for military veterans, and it has been Mayor Harold Perrin’s dream to have the finest Veterans Village possible. read more >
Tommy Jumper, president and CEO of Delta Peanut, said the operation is completing testing and ready for harvest this fall.

Delta Peanut Ready To Get Crackin’

Delta Peanut is in the final stages of construction in Jonesboro’s Craighead Technology Park. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson takes a flyover tour of Jonesboro Sunday to assess the damage from Saturday’s tornado. 
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

Jonesboro Rallies In Wake of Disaster ‘Double Whammy’

An EF-3 tornado struck Jonesboro on Saturday, piling a natural disaster onto the city’s efforts to respond to the ongoing state — and nationwide — health crisis. read more >
The Hyatt Place Hotel and Convention Center will be another plus for the Jonesboro economy.

Focus On The Economy of Jonesboro

In an economic expansion that has generally been lackluster across the state and the nation, the Jonesboro region stands out as one of the more dynamic and growing local economies. read more >

Diversity of Base Driving Jonesboro’s Continued Momentum

The economy of Jonesboro continues to exhibit great momentum. Having a diverse economic base has been a key ingredient to economic growth and that continues to be the case today. read more >
Construction / Tourism / Transportation

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Approves Bids In Northeast Arkansas

The Arkansas State Highway Commission in March approved bids for several road improvement projects throughout northeast Arkansas. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Retail

Ag Equipment Dealership MirTech Opens

As part of its partnership with MirTech Harvest Center to grow the farm equipment sales and service business in the western Delta region, Claas of America announced in March the opening of two MirTech dealerships in Jonesboro and in Sikeston, Missouri. read more >
Media & Marketing

Jonesboro Adds Radio Station KLEK

KLEK-FM, a new radio station licensed to broadcast in Jonesboro, had a ribbon cutting at its location at 1411 Franklin Street on March 30. read more >
Natural Grocers is opening a new store in existing space in Jonesboro.

Natural Grocers Sets Up Shop in Jonesboro

Natural Grocers, founded in Colorado 1955, will open in the Caraway Plaza in Jonesboro. The store will be located in the 25,000-SF building left vacant by Hastings. read more >
The first floor plan for Arkansas State University's Red Wolf Regional Convention Center. 
Business Services / Construction / Education / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O’Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission. read more >