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CEO Barry Harrison on the Economic Impact of the Arkansas Aeroplex

Harrison heads the Blytheville Gosnell Regional Airport Authority, which runs the Arkansas Aeroplex, home to 40 commercial businesses. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Mississippi County Awards $720K in Infrastructure Grants

Seven projects to support critical water and sewer infrastructure received funds. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Mississippi County to Award $750K in Infrastructure Grants

Funds will support vital water and sewer infrastructure improvements and projects. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Mississippi County Grants $2M for Infrastructure Projects

The Mississippi County Infrastructure Program will fund 11 infrastucture projects across the county, granting up to $200,000 for each project. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

$327M Driver Solar Farm Going In Alongside Big River Steel’s New Mill

The project, aptly named Driver Solar, will drive up to 40% of operations of the new steel plant, about 230 megawatts of Big River II’s 550-megawatt demand. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies

With $3B New Mill, Big River Still Rising

Big River 2 is scheduled to be producing by the third quarter of 2024, just two years after construction began. read more >
Construction / Education / Manufacturing / Public Companies

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 >
Government & Politics / Transportation

$2M Awarded for Transportation Safety Projects in Arkansas

Six projects across the state received funds. read more >
Olympus Construction executives and Missisippi County officials break ground on the Riverback Estates housing development in Osceola on Nov. 16, 2022
Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Olympus Breaks Ground on $30M Housing Development in Osceola

The 100-home development is expected to help address growing demand for housing as the manufacturing industry grows in Mississippi County. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Entergy Plans Largest Solar Array Yet, to Power US Steel in Osceola

The project on 2,100 acres is big enough to power more than 40,000 homes. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Zekelman Plans New Blytheville Tube Facility to Meet Solar Demand

About 80 jobs will be created. Construction is set to begin in December. read more >
Energy

A Big Deal for Energy, Tinged Green All Over

Incentives for buying EVs, renewable energy production and domestic manufacturing look particularly good for Arkansas businesses. 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. 
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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 >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Blytheville Contractor Plans $1.6M Expansion, 40 New Jobs

Sierra Group Roofing and Solar will build a new 11,000-SF headquarters. read more >
Atlas Tube workers tour the company's new electric resistance steel mill in Blytheville.
Construction / Manufacturing

Atlas Tube Opens $150M Steel Mill in Blytheville

The electric resistance welding mill is said to be the largest of its kind in the world. read more >

First-Place Metal (Editorial)

Thanks to Tuesday’s announcement out of northeast Arkansas, 2022 will be remembered as a banner year for the state’s economy. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe and John Correnti at the Jan. 29, 2013, news conference announcing plans for a $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. 
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All the Right Moves (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas has made some good bets in Mississippi County and they continue to pay off. It’s worth remembering how improbable the biggest of those seemed. read more >
Prospect Steel in Blytheville, a Lexicon company, has “the most automated fit and weld fabrication facility in the world,” CEO Patrick Schueck says. Its double robotic line, seen here, consists of four welding robots and one fitting robot.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Mississippi County: Magnet for SteelLock Icon

A new economy built on steel lifts the northeast corner of Arkansas. 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 >