Economic Development

Economic Development

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:

Wipro

Location:
Sherwood

Date:
Aug 24, 2021

Company's Investment:
$3 million

New Jobs:
400

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Information Technology

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Montrose Environmental Group

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Aug 10, 2021

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
90

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Environmental Solutions

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Americold

Location:
Russellville

Date:
Jun 18, 2021

Company's Investment:
$84 million

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Temperature-Controlled Foodservice Storage

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L’Oréal

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
May 26, 2021

Company's Investment:
$12 million

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Cosmetics

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Custom Craft Poultry

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
May 24, 2021

Company's Investment:
$10 million

New Jobs:
290

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Poultry

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Drax Biomass

Location:
Leola

Date:
May 06, 2021

Company's Investment:
$40 million

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Biomass Production and Supply

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Windsor Door

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Apr 29, 2021

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
42

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Door Manufacturing

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CoorsTek

Location:
Benton

Date:
Apr 26, 2021

Company's Investment:
$9 million

New Jobs:
50

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Engineered Ceramics

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Tyson

Location:
Springdale

Date:
Apr 22, 2021

Company's Investment:
$48 million

New Jobs:
70

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Poultry

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Cypress Cold Storage

Location:
Maumelle

Date:
Apr 06, 2021

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Temperature-Controlled Foodservice Storage

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FiberPro

Location:
Hot Springs

Date:
Mar 26, 2021

Company's Investment:
$3.1 million

New Jobs:
69

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Custom Log and Lumber Equipment

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Anchor Packaging

Location:
Paragould

Date:
Mar 02, 2021

Company's Investment:
$21.5 million

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Foodservice Packaging

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Owens Corning

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Feb 22, 2021

Company's Investment:
$100 million

New Jobs:
5

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Building and Industrial Materials

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Dansons USA

Location:
Hope

Date:
Feb 10, 2021

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
50-100

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Barbecue Wood Pellets

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Loanpal

Location:
Bentonville

Date:
Feb 08, 2021

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Finance

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SGL Carbon

Location:
Arkadelphia

Date:
Jan 21, 2021

Company's Investment:
$4.5 million

New Jobs:
35

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Carbon and Glass Fiber-Reinforced Products

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Mars Petcare

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jan 15, 2021

Company's Investment:
$145 million

New Jobs:
120

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Pet Food and Petcare Products

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Butterball

Location:
Huntsville & Ozark

Date:
Jan 13, 2021

Company's Investment:
$8.7 million

New Jobs:
360

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Poultry

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Hytrol

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jan 04, 2021

Company's Investment:
$20 million

New Jobs:
250

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Conveyors and Conveying Equipment

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Nestle

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
Dec 23, 2020

Company's Investment:
$100 million

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food processing

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Amazon - North Little Rock

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Dec 17, 2020

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
500

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Online Retail

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Emerson

Location:
Ash Flat

Date:
Nov 19, 2020

Company's Investment:
$35 million

New Jobs:
245

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Tools and Home Products

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Nice-Pak

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
Nov 16, 2020

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
176

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Pre-moistened wipes

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Revolution

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Oct 07, 2020

Company's Investment:
$20 million

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Plastics

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Roach Manufacturing Corporation

Location:
Caraway

Date:
Aug 31, 2020

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Conveyors and Conveying Equipment

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Koppers Inc.

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Aug 25, 2020

Company's Investment:
$23 million

New Jobs:
8

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Treated Wood Products

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Fiocchi of America

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Jul 29, 2020

Company's Investment:
$15 million

New Jobs:
57

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Firearms and Ammunition

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La-Z-Boy

Location:
Siloam Springs

Date:
Jul 22, 2020

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
125

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Furniture

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SCA Pharma

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Jul 21, 2020

Company's Investment:
$10 million

New Jobs:
180

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Compounded Pharmaceuticals

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Signode Industrial Group

Location:
Fordyce

Date:
Jul 09, 2020

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
31

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Transit-Packaging Products and Equipment

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Gerber

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jul 08, 2020

Company's Investment:
$30 million

New Jobs:
50

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Baby Food

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Amazon - Little Rock

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Jul 07, 2020

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
1,000

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Online Retail

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Cynergy Cargo

Location:
Crossett

Date:
May 23, 2020

Company's Investment:

New Jobs:
70

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Cargo Trailer Manufacturing

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SFI of Arkansas LLC

Location:
Conway

Date:
Dec 12, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
75

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel Fabrication

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Structurlam

Location:
Conway

Date:
Dec 09, 2019

Company's Investment:
$90,000,000

New Jobs:
132

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Mass Timber Production

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Cornerstone Processing

Location:
Pine Bluff

Date:
Nov 25, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
150

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Poultry Processing Plant

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Superior Group of Companies

Location:
Eudora

Date:
Nov 12, 2019

Company's Investment:
$10,000,000

New Jobs:
125

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Worldwide Distribution Center

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HMS Mfg. Co.

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Oct 30, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
88

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Injection Molding Plant

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Nucor Steel Arkansas

Location:
Hickman

Date:
Oct 25, 2019

Company's Investment:
$230,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel Production

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Hefei Risever Machine Company

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
Oct 23, 2019

Company's Investment:
$20,000,000

New Jobs:
130

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Part Manufacturing for Heavy Equipment

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DXC Technology

Location:
Conway

Date:
Oct 22, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
1200

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Information Technology

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Carvana, LLC

Location:
West Memphis

Date:
Sep 20, 2019

Company's Investment:
$40,000,000

New Jobs:
400

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
E-Commerce Automobile Sales

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Seguin Moreau

Location:
Hot Spring County

Date:
Aug 19, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
15

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Stave Mill

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Greenbrier Central, LLC

Location:
Marmaduke

Date:
Aug 07, 2019

Company's Investment:
16,000,000

New Jobs:
35

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Freight Railcars

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Mundo-Tech, Inc.

Location:
Rogers

Date:
Jul 10, 2019

Company's Investment:
$800,000

New Jobs:
7

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Tube bending and fabrication for aerospace, defense, commercial companies

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Lockheed Martin Corporation

Location:
Camden

Date:
Jun 17, 2019

Company's Investment:
$142,000,000

New Jobs:
326

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Aero-defense

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CZ-USA

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Apr 23, 2019

Company's Investment:
$90,000,000

New Jobs:
565

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Firearms Manufacturing

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Coca-Cola

Location:
West Memphis

Date:
Apr 10, 2019

Company's Investment:
33,000,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Food and Beverage

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Transplace

Location:
Rogers

Date:
Mar 27, 2019

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Transportation

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CoorsTek

Location:
Benton

Date:
Mar 07, 2019

Company's Investment:
26,000,000

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Defense

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Zebra Technologies

Location:
Bentonville

Date:
Oct 30, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Technology

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Gas Pos

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Oct 25, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Headquarters

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Nighthawk Custom

Location:
Berryville

Date:
Oct 09, 2018

Company's Investment:
750,000

New Jobs:
0

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Firearms

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Aerojet Rocketdyne

Location:
Calhoun County

Date:
Aug 15, 2018

Company's Investment:
50,000,000

New Jobs:
140

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Defense

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Caterpillar

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Jul 05, 2018

Company's Investment:
40,000,000

New Jobs:
250

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Manufacturing

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Big River Steel

Location:
Osceola

Date:
Jun 29, 2018

Company's Investment:
1,200,000,000

New Jobs:
500

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
steel

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Midwest Automation

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jun 20, 2018

Company's Investment:
1,600,000

New Jobs:
85

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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Calstrip Industries Inc.

Location:
Mississippi County

Date:
May 16, 2018

Company's Investment:
15,000,000

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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Gränges

Location:
Newport

Date:
May 03, 2018

Company's Investment:
26,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Aluminum Manufacturing

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Bank of the Ozarks

Location:
Ozark

Date:
Apr 20, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
133

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Financial

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BankLabs

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Apr 05, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
19

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
FinTech

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Applied Processes

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Feb 13, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
30

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Austempering Heat Treatment Technology

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Silgan

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Jan 31, 2018

Company's Investment:
N/A

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Packaging

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Safe Foods

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Jan 26, 2018

Company's Investment:
15,000,000

New Jobs:
35

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food Processing

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Cooks BBQ Products

Location:
Pindall

Date:
Dec 29, 2017

Company's Investment:
1,400,000

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Wood Chip

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OurPharma

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Dec 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
31,300,000

New Jobs:
124

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Generic Drugs

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Morrilton Packing Co.

Location:
Morrilton

Date:
Dec 11, 2017

Company's Investment:
2,100,000

New Jobs:
34

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Pork Products

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Hefei Risever Machinery Co., LTD

Location:
Jonesboro

Date:
Oct 25, 2017

Company's Investment:
$20,000,000

New Jobs:
130

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Heavy Equipment Parts Manufacturing

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Morfe Manufacturing

Location:
Mountain Pine

Date:
Sep 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
$3,800,000

New Jobs:
123

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Window Manufacturer

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Simmons Prepared Foods

Location:
Benton County

Date:
Sep 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
$300,000,000

New Jobs:
1500

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Chicken Processing

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B-Unlimited

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Sep 14, 2017

Company's Investment:
$300,000

New Jobs:
16

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Screen Printing

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American Marksman

Location:
Searcy

Date:
Sep 05, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Ammunition

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SAF-HOLLAND

Location:
Dumas

Date:
Aug 29, 2017

Company's Investment:
$4,000,000

New Jobs:
65

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Trailer suspension and axle systems

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TeleTech

Location:
Morrilton

Date:
Jun 19, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
350

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Customer Engagement

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SemahTronix

Location:
Flippin

Date:
May 31, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
Undisclosed

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
HLAs for industrial markets

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Phoenix Investors

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
May 10, 2017

Company's Investment:
$10,000,000

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:

Product/Services:
Facility Purchase

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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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Pet Won Pet Products

Location:
Danville

Date:
Apr 17, 2017

Company's Investment:
$5,000,000

New Jobs:
70

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Pet Food Treats from Poultry

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Great Lakes Solutions

Location:
El Dorado

Date:
Jan 30, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
6

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Flame Retardants/Bromides

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Conifex

Location:
El Dorado

Date:
Jan 27, 2017

Company's Investment:
$80,000,000

New Jobs:
120

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Paper/Timer Products

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Daisy/Gamo Outdoor USA

Location:
Rogers

Date:
Jan 18, 2017

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
25

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Guns/ammunition

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Mars Petcare

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Dec 14, 2016

Company's Investment:
$72,000,000

New Jobs:
130

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Pet Food Manufacturing

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Mortuus Pater Pictures

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Nov 10, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Film

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Elite Comfort Solutions

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Oct 25, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Foam Manufacturing

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Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Oct 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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GC Evans/Sleeve Seal

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Sep 30, 2016

Company's Investment:
$6,400,000

New Jobs:
43

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food/Bottled Water

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Lecheek Nutrition

Location:
Harrison

Date:
Sep 23, 2016

Company's Investment:
$6,700,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Nutritional Supplements

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Nucor Corporation

Location:
Northeast Arkansas

Date:
Sep 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
$230,000,000

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Steel

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Georgia-Pacific

Location:
Gurdon

Date:
Sep 21, 2016

Company's Investment:
$40,000,000

New Jobs:
N/A

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Paper/Timber Products

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Intimidator Inc.

Location:
Batesville

Date:
Sep 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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Envoy Air

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Sep 13, 2016

Company's Investment:
$2,000,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Aviation/Aerospace

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Pinnacle Foods

Location:
Fayetteville

Date:
Aug 18, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
25

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Food

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American Railcar Industries/Corbitt Manufacturing

Location:
Paragould

Date:
Aug 17, 2016

Company's Investment:
$3,500,000

New Jobs:
60

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Railcar Manufacturing

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Shared Services Center

Location:
Fort Smith

Date:
Aug 15, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
More than 100

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Business Office Support

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Elyxor

Location:
North Little Rock

Date:
Aug 09, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
45

New/Expanded:
expanded

Product/Services:
Software Engineering

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Caddo River Forest Products

Location:
Glenwood

Date:
Jun 22, 2016

Company's Investment:
$50,000,000

New Jobs:
136

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Sawmill

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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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Sprint

Location:
Little Rock

Date:
Apr 29, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
100

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Telecommunications/Regional Office

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GW Communications

Location:
Paragould

Date:
Apr 28, 2016

Company's Investment:
$ -

New Jobs:
28

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Telecommunications

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Sun Paper

Location:
Clark County

Date:
Apr 26, 2016

Company's Investment:
$1,000,000,000

New Jobs:
250

New/Expanded:
new

Product/Services:
Bio Refinery

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