Most Active Stories
- Governor-Elect Asa Hutchinson Sets Up Website For Transition
- State Supreme Court Deliberates On Same-Sex Marriage
- Election: Fayetteville's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measure An Arkansas Rarity
- Effort To Curtail Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs In Nursing Homes
- Is Open Carry Legal in Arkansas? Depends On Who You Ask.
Local & Regional News
Tue October 22, 2013
Supplier Meeting Set For NE Arkansas Steel Mill
A meeting is set for companies interested in acting as suppliers to a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas.
The gathering is to run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that the Big River Steel project will need everything from construction help to running a cafeteria inside the plant.
Organizers project that the plant will create about 2,000 construction jobs and more than 500 permanent jobs once the plant is open.
Mill workers will earn an average of more than $75,000 per year. Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney said the project will boost the area's economy.