Two existing industries in Jefferson County looking to expand are being offered some help from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.
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Trotter Auto Ford is moving ahead with plans to build a new dealership in Pine Bluff and is looking for the Pine Bluff Planning Commission to grant an exception to a zoning law as part of the project.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Small Business and Technology Development Center will host two events.
U.S. Steel’s Wheeling Machine Products issued notices to 255 employees at its Pine Bluff facility on Friday, April 17, stating that they may be laid off from their jobs after June 17, U.S. Steel spokeswoman Sarah Cassella said.
Simmons First National Corp. reported Thursday record core earnings of $15.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $8.2 million or 110 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
A deal with Luther King Capital Management of Fort Worth, Texas, will allow Southwind Milling to increase the scope, capital investment and projected jobs at the $32 million rice mill complex Southwind is building in the port area of Pine Bluff.
Two Southeast Arkansas residents are among members of the board for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Monday’s rain has been a boon for dry hay meadows in northwest Arkansas, but will keep row crop growers out of the field again, county extension agents for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — The number of homes sold in Arkansas in February was up 9 percent compared to a year earlier, and the average price of homes sold was up 6.1 percent, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in February — which is down from 9.8 percent in January and is the highest among cities in Arkansas — according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.