Businesses are Locating to Right to Work Arkansas!

Two of the most recent Right to Work Arkansas investments are coming from US Steel Corporation and Westrock Coffee Company. Both of these great businesses are adding new locations soon. As a result, they will create nearly a thousand new jobs. So this is exciting news for the state’s economy!

US Steel Corporation:

US Steel Corporation is investing $3 billion toward a new location in Right to Work Osceola, Arkansas. This will also create 900 new jobs!

“With this location selected and shovels ready, we are reshaping the future of steelmaking. […] We had numerous competitive site options, but Osceola offers our customers incomparable advantages.” […]

“The State of Arkansas, Mississippi County, the City of Osceola, Entergy, BNSF, and other parties have all worked to make this the clear choice for a path to the future without roadblocks. We’re not going to make our stakeholders wait to see progress. We intend to break ground this quarter and get to work as soon as permits are in hand. With its extraordinarily low-cost structure, energy efficient production equipment, and advanced capabilities, this $3 billion project will yield significant benefits to our customers, stockholder, communities, employees, and contribute to a more sustainable world.” […]

“Mississippi County has become a national leader in steel production, and U. S. Steel’s decision to create ‘the steel mill of the future’ in this community continues to underscore why.”


Westrock Coffee Company:

Westrock Coffee Company is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Conway, Arkansas. This will also create 50 new jobs!

“We are expanding our finished product offerings, adding end beverage packaging solutions, and expanding our geographic reach to meet our growing customer demand. […] Our growth benefits everyone at Westrock Coffee, from our global customers and farmer partners to our current and future employees and the communities where they live. “ […]

“Westrock Coffee Company provides the drink that fuels many Arkansans in the workplace, and others all around the world. […] The expansion into Conway by repurposing this facility and providing new jobs reflects the growth of Westrock and the fact that Arkansas is a dynamic and welcoming place to do business.” […]

“From skilled labor to our business climate, Arkansas has the tools in place to help businesses grow and prosper. […] We are proud of our homegrown success stories like Westrock Coffee. By implementing a unique business model, Westrock has improved the lives of farmers, employees, and communities at every step in its supply chain. We at AEDC are excited to watch them enter this new phase of development.”


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