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Workers with Hawkeye Enterprises doing paving work near Newport’s airport, known locally as the air base. The area is home to a dozen industries and two state prisons.
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To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps TaxLock Icon

For the past 20 years, a half-cent for every buck spent in Newport has pumped millions of dollars into local economic development, helping to stem an exodus and turn Jackson County into a commuter destination for 3,000 incoming workers per day. read more >
Bill Yoder, executive director of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences in Little Rock
Education / Government & Politics

Newport Tech Academy Gets $2.5M Federal Grant

The U.S. Economic Development Administration awards a $2.5 million grant to Newport's Tech Depot IT Apprenticeship Academy. read more >