2020 A Record Year for Economic Development in Mississippi County, Arkansas

Oct 05, 2020
Staff Reports

The Mississippi County, AR Economic Development organization announces that in 2020 its manufacturing partners within the county will invest over $1.6 Billion dollars. Considering all the disruption, that has bedeviled this year, we are extremely proud that our local manufactures feel this level of confidence about the future of business and manufacturing in Mississippi County, Arkansas. We believe this ongoing investment reflects the job stability in much of the manufacturing sector. With these investments primarily by Nucor, BRS, and Atlas Tube Miss Co, AR will have the capacity to be the largest steel producing county in the United States of America.

In addition to the industrial investment the organization and staff have received several awards this year. Mississippi County, Arkansas Economic Development was named among the “First Rate Economic Development Agencies in the South” according to Southern Business and Development Magazine. The organization received the Muddy Cup Award for economic development in rural areas across the United States. Recently, Tamika Jenkins was named among the “Northeast Arkansas Top Ten Women in Business” by Talk Business & Politics. Clif Chitwood continues to be recognized as one of the 250 Most Influential Leaders in Arkansas by Arkansas Business Magazine since 2017.