A majority of Craighead County voters believe the region is heading in the right direction, but perceptions about job opportunities are mixed. Those are the results of a poll conducted by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College. Editor-in-chief of Talk Business is Roby Brock.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will continue its statewide tour to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Over the past year, Pryor’s Mobile Office has made over 40 stops in the state.
Pryor invites Arkansans to visit with his staff at the following stops:
Wednesday, July 30th
9:00 a.m –10:00 a.m.: Leslie Carmichael Community Center, 801 South Elm Street Searcy, Arkansas
Initial dirt work and construction of a poultry project in northeast Arkansas is underway. Spokesman Steve Conley of Alabama-based Peco Foods tells KASU news a fully integrated poultry complex is expected to open in 2016, which will bring about 1,000 new jobs to Clay and Randolph Counties. The 165 million dollar project includes a 255-thousand square-foot processing plant and a 73-thousand square-foot hatchery in Pocahontas and a feed mill and state-of-the-art water treatment and protein conversion facilities in Corning. Conley says Peco will work with more than 90 poultry farmers and do