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Envirotech’s Q1 Losses Widen on Higher Executive Compensation

An increase in sales wasn't enough to offset rising expenses in the quarter. read more >
An electric arc furnace at Big River Steel’s Flex Mill near Osceola. Since the mill opened, it has provided hundreds of jobs and a big boost to the local economy.
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Nippon Steel Delays Closing of Acquisition of US Steel

The U.S. Department of Justice requested more documentation related to the deal. read more >
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Big River Steel Launches New EV-Focused Production Line in Osceola

The main product being manufactured on the line is InduX, a very wide, ultra-thin and lightweight steel with all the magnetic properties necessary for electric vehicles. read more >
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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 >
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Efficient New Homes Going Up in Osceola

The first homes in the $30 million Riverback Estates development project in Osceola are expected to be ready for sale in October. read more >
Cab chassis electric trucks wait for assembly with customizable back ends.
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Full Production at Envirotech Vehicles Osceola Plant Pushed to 2025Lock Icon

Envirotech Vehicles Inc. said it expected its first U.S. manufacturing plant, located in Osceola, to be finished this year. Now it's been delayed again to the spring of 2025. read more >
A thin slab caster at Big River Steel in Osceola, Arkansas
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Big River Steel Lands Production Deal With GM

The facility in Osceola will provide sustainably-made steel as the auto giant goes all-electric. read more >
Olympus Construction executives and Missisippi County officials break ground on the Riverback Estates housing development in Osceola on Nov. 16, 2022
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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 >
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Envirotech Posts First Quarterly Profit

The electric vehicle maker also announced it has hired a grant writing firm to take advantage of legislative tailwinds and incentive programs. read more >
David Stickler, CEO of Highbar LLC
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$500M Rebar Mill Planned for Northeast Arkansas

A new company led by former Big River Steel CEO David Stickler is behind the project. read more >
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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 >
A file photo of a barge with cargo on the Mississippi River 
Agriculture & Poultry / Transportation

Low Water on the Mississippi River Impacting Barge Traffic

The timing is bad. Corn and soybeans harvested in the early fall need to be moved, and barges are vital in getting the commodities from one place to another. read more >
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Envirotech Hires Jay Raber as National Sales Manager

Raber has more than 40 years of experience in auto sales, most recently as regional sales manager of GreenPower Motor Company Inc. of Vancouver, an electric bus manufacturer. read more >
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Envirotech Reports Higher Sales in Q2

Losses totaled $1 million, slightly higher than a year ago. But CEO Phillip Oldridge called the period a "breakout quarter." read more >
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Hutchinson Outlines Agenda for Final Months in Office

The term-limited governor says his focus is on broadband access, jobs and a "hopefully quick" special session on tax cuts. read more >
Clif Chitwood visits a Nucor Steel port on the Mississippi River. He has led economic development in Mississippi County since 2001.
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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 >
The future site of Envirotech's production facility at 1425 Ohlendorf Road in Osceola.
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Envirotech Project Eligible for $27M in State Incentives

The agreement with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will help facilitate construction of its first U.S. manufacturing center. read more >
An aerial view of the facility in Osceola that Envirotech purchased for its first U.S. manufacturing center
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Envirotech Picks Jonesboro Firm for $80M Plant Renovation

The electric vehicle maker is turning a 580,00-SF space in Osceola into a full manufacturing center. read more >
Buddy Hasten, president and CEO, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. in Little Rock
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Keeping the Lights On With AECC’s Buddy Hasten

The CEO of the electric co-op is sounding the alarm about accountability and reliability in the regional electricity supply. read more >