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$2.5M Grant Will Expand ‘Landlocked’ Storage at Jonesboro Tech Park

Jonesboro received two grants totaling $2.5 million to install a new rail storage facility near the Craighead Technology Park that will benefit manufacturers by giving them greater capacity to move products. read more >
Artist’s rendering of the new NEA Baptist Health System campus, which is set to open in the fall and will feature a six-story hospital and provide more than 500 jobs.

Diverse Economy Powers Jonesboro Toward Future

A tour of Jonesboro’s industry provides a glimpse into the economic powerhouse of northeast Arkansas. The list of world class manufacturing companies in Jonesboro is impressive; companies like Nestle Prepared Foods, Frito-Lay, Unilever, Nordex USA, Great Dane, Nice-Pak Products, Hytrol Conveyor Company, Post Foods and many others have chosen to invest in Jonesboro. read more >
Nice-Pak is one of several manufacturers that have chosen to locate in Jonesboro. Growth from such existing manufacturing industries accounts for 80 percent of all new jobs.

Manufacturing Helps Drive Robust Northeast Arkansas Economy

Giving Jonesboro’s manufacturing community even more muscle is the dynamic, forward-looking Existing Industries Association that meets on a regular basis to network, discuss relevant topics, showcase facilities and share best practices. read more >