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New and Expanded Businesses

Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission have signed incentive agreements with 250 new and expanding companies since January 2015. These projects resulted in $4 billion in new capital investment in the state along with 10,000 new jobs.

 

PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED NEW or EXPANDED COMPANIES

The following are all publicly announced companies, new and expanded, through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s competitive projects since Governor Hutchinson assumed office in January 2015:

COMPANY:
HanesBrand
LOCATION:
Clarksville
DATE:
January 23, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$1,400,000
NEW JOBS:
120
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Hosiery
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COMPANY:
Metova
LOCATION:
Conway
DATE:
January 29, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$2,075,000
NEW JOBS:
60
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
Big Cloud Analytics
LOCATION:
Conway
DATE:
January 29, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$116,000
NEW JOBS:
40
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
Eyenalyze
LOCATION:
Conway
DATE:
January 29, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
-
NEW JOBS:
40
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
Plastic Ingenuity
LOCATION:
Maumelle
DATE:
March 17, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$2,500,000
NEW JOBS:
10
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Plastic Food Packaging Items
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COMPANY:
Galley Support Innovations
LOCATION:
Sherwood
DATE:
April 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$125,000
NEW JOBS:
25
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Interior Hardware
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COMPANY:
Southwest Steel Processsing
LOCATION:
Newport
DATE:
June 1, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$18,000,000
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
New Forging Line
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COMPANY:
Aerojet Rocketdyne
LOCATION:
East Camden
DATE:
June 22, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$18,000,000
NEW JOBS:
85
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Aerospace and Defense
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COMPANY:
FFO Home
LOCATION:
Fort Smith
DATE:
July 7, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
64
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Relocating Corporate Headquarters & Manufacturing Operations
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COMPANY:
American Railcar Industries
LOCATION:
Marmaduke
DATE:
July 29, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$10,500,000
NEW JOBS:
75
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Tank Railcars
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COMPANY:
Metova
LOCATION:
Conway
DATE:
July 30, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded - Second Arkansas Job Creation Announcement Made in 2015
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
Baxter International
LOCATION:
Mountain Home
DATE:
October 15, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
225
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Medical Products
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COMPANY:
Micro Plastics
LOCATION:
Melbourne
DATE:
October 15, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$2,400,000
NEW JOBS:
79
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Threaded Nylon Fasteners
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COMPANY:
Metova
LOCATION:
Fayetteville
DATE:
October 13, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
30
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded - Third Arkansas Job Creation Announcement Made in 2015
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
JB Hunt Transport Services
LOCATION:
Lowell
DATE:
December 9, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
1,000
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Workforce and Headquarters Expansion
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COMPANY:
Bad Boy Mowers
LOCATION:
Batesville
DATE:
December 14, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$7,800,000
NEW JOBS:
160
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Mowers
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COMPANY:
Simmons Foods
LOCATION:
Siloam Springs
DATE:
December 14, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$26,000,000
NEW JOBS:
78
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Fresh and Frozen Meat Ingredients for Pet Food Manufacturers
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COMPANY:
Southworth Products Corporation
LOCATION:
Manila
DATE:
January 6, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$935,000
NEW JOBS:
35
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Ergonomic Material Handling Equipment
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COMPANY:
Remington Outdoor Products
LOCATION:
Lonoke
DATE:
January 21, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
84
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Ammunition
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COMPANY:
Sig Sauer
LOCATION:
Jacksonville
DATE:
January 21, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
"Several Million Dollars"
NEW JOBS:
50
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Ammunition
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COMPANY:
Glatfelter
LOCATION:
Fort Smith
DATE:
March 1, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$80,000,000
NEW JOBS:
83
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Specialty Papers and Fiber-based Engineered Materials
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COMPANY:
Bekaert Corporation
LOCATION:
Rogers
DATE:
March 23, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$32,000,000
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Steel Cord for Tires
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COMPANY:
FMH Conveyors
LOCATION:
Jonesboro
DATE:
March 23, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$12,500,000
NEW JOBS:
110
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Material Handling Equipment for Fluid Truck Loading and Unloading Applications
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COMPANY:
Sun Paper
LOCATION:
Clark County
DATE:
April 26, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$1,000,000,000
NEW JOBS:
250
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
New Bio-products Mill
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COMPANY:
GW Communications
LOCATION:
Paragould
DATE:
April 28, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
28
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
Sprint
LOCATION:
Little Rock
DATE:
April 29, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
New Regional Office
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COMPANY:
Hytrol
LOCATION:
Jonesboro
DATE:
May 20, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$12,000,000
NEW JOBS:
Not Specified
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Manufacturing
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COMPANY:
Caddo River Forest Products
LOCATION:
Glenwood
DATE:
June 22, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$50,000,000
NEW JOBS:
136
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Timber
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COMPANY:
Elyxor
LOCATION:
North Little Rock
DATE:
August 9, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
45
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Technology/Software
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COMPANY:
Shared Services Center
LOCATION:
Fort Smith
DATE:
August 15, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
More than 100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Office Support/Healthcare
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COMPANY:
Corbitt Manufacturing
LOCATION:
Paragould
DATE:
August 17, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$3,500,000
NEW JOBS:
60
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Manufacturing - Railcar Components
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COMPANY:
Pinnacle Foods
LOCATION:
Fayetteville
DATE:
August 18, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
25
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Food Manufacturing
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COMPANY:
Envoy Air
LOCATION:
Little Rock
DATE:
September 13, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$2,000,000
NEW JOBS:
60
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Aircraft Maintenance Facility
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COMPANY:
Intimidator
LOCATION:
Batesville
DATE:
September 19, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$12,000,000
NEW JOBS:
400
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
4x4 Utility Vehicles & Zero Turn Mowers
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COMPANY:
Nucor Corporation
LOCATION:
Northeast Arkansas
DATE:
September 21, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$230,000,000
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Additional Cold Mill at Nucor Steel Arkansas Division
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COMPANY:
Lecheek Nutrition
LOCATION:
Harrison
DATE:
September 23, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$6,700,000
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Nutritional Supplements
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COMPANY:
GC Evans/Sleeve Seal
LOCATION:
Little Rock
DATE:
September 30, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$6,400,000
NEW JOBS:
43
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Manufacturing
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COMPANY:
Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company
LOCATION:
Little Rock
DATE:
October 21, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$20,000,000
NEW JOBS:
400
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Casual and Sportswear Garments Manufacturing
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COMPANY:
Elite Comfort Solutions
LOCATION:
Fort Smith
DATE:
October 25, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
100
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Foam Manufacturing for Bedding, Furniture and Home Furnishings Markets
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COMPANY:
Mars Petcare
LOCATION:
Fort Smith
DATE:
December 14, 2016
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$72,000,000
NEW JOBS:
130
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Pet Food Manufacturing
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COMPANY:
Daisy/Gamo Outdoor USA
LOCATION:
Rogers
DATE:
January 18, 2017
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
25
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Airguns
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COMPANY:
Conifex
LOCATION:
El Dorado
DATE:
January 27, 2017
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$80,000,000
NEW JOBS:
120
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Forestry/Sawmill
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COMPANY:
Great Lakes Solutions
LOCATION:
El Dorado
DATE:
January 30, 2017
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
6
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Specialty Chemicals
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COMPANY:
Pet Won Pet Products
LOCATION:
Danville
DATE:
April 17, 2017
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$5,000,000
NEW JOBS:
70
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Pet Treats
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COMPANY:
Shandong Ruyi Technology Group
LOCATION:
Forrest City
DATE:
May 10, 2017
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$410,000,000
NEW JOBS:
800
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Textile Manufacturing
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COMPANY:
TeleTech
LOCATION:
Morrilton
DATE:
June 19, 2017
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ -
NEW JOBS:
350
NEW/EXPANDED:
New
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Customer Engagement
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GROUNDBREAKINGS & OPENINGS

The following is a list of company groundbreakings and openings since Governor Hutchinson assumed office in January 2015:

COMPANY:
MISO
LOCATION:
Little Rock
DATE:
March 24, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$22,000,000
NEW JOBS:
50
NEW/EXPANDED:
New/Opening
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Electrical Grid/Energy
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COMPANY:
Plastic Ingenuity
LOCATION:
Helena-West Helena
DATE:
March 31, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$4,000,000
NEW JOBS:
80
NEW/EXPANDED:
New/Opening
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Food/Water Safety Chemicals
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COMPANY:
ArcBest
LOCATION:
Chaffee Crossing-Fort Smith
DATE:
April 15, 2015
COMPANY'S INVESTMENT:
$ —
NEW JOBS:
975
NEW/EXPANDED:
Expanded/Groundbreaking
PRODUCT/SERVICES:
Transportation and Logistics
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