U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor visited the Pine Bluff Arsenal Thursday afternoon to announce $10 million in funding and to take a brief tour of the facility's testing laboratory.
Pine Bluff, Ark., (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Highland Pellets LLC, an Arkansas company, today announced the building of a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff, Ark. The $130 million plant will create over 35 direct jobs and a further 482 indirect jobs, with a direct financial impact of $86,000,000 annually that will benefit local communities.
PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS (Aug. 20, 2014)... "We are elated that Highland Pellets has chosen Pine Bluff for this major new operation," said Lou Ann Nisbett, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, which worked closely with the company for over a year during its decision-making process.
The Delta Regional Authority and The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce will host a summit on workforce development: Reimagining the Delta Workforce on Wednesday, August 13 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
It would seem that whoever came up with the slogan "Pine Bluff loves people" already knew what the authors of a study on the charitable giving patterns of Pine Bluff residents discovered.