Momentum Jonesboro is an aggressive, new approach to economic development in Jonesboro.  It heightens and builds on the rich tradition of progress Jonesboro Unlimited has had for many years.  Momentum Jonesboro will create jobs, provide skilled talent, and enhance our community’s quality of life.  This plan is needed in order to remain competitive in today’s global recruitment and expansion efforts.   It provides a strategic five-year vision for success.

Strategic Plan

In 2015, Avalanche Consulting was commissioned by Jonesboro Unlimited to develop a vision and strategic plan for Jonesboro’s future approach to economic development.

OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VISION

To be an exceptional community with a robust economy, strong job opportunities, increasing per capita income, and a wealth of educational, healthcare, and lifestyle amenities that further the prosperity of our residents.

STRATEGIC GOALS

As the plan emerged, three key strategic goals were identified:  Invest in our Product, Tell our Story, and Organize for Action.  These goals work together to create, attract, and retain new higher paying jobs for Jonesboro residents.  They are focused on economic development in specific target industries that will accelerate growth in higher paying sectors.

TARGET INDUSTRIES

Five target industries were selected for Jonesboro, based on local and national trends, Jonesboro’s competitive assets, and our community vision:  Agribusiness, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, and Professional Services.

The Executive Summary of the strategic plan will give you a detailed look at our vision for the future.

 

Testimonials

Community leaders talk about the Momentum Jonesboro campaign, Jonesboro Unlimited, and Economic Development.

 

Robert Jones, President, Jonesboro Economic Development Corporation

and Partner, Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC

 

Ritter Arnold, President, E. Ritter & Company

 

Chris Conroy, VP & General Manager, KAIT8, Jonesboro, Arkansas

 

Taskforces

Implementing the Strategic Plan will require a host of volunteers with a passion for Jonesboro’s future development. Five taskforces were established to carry out the vision outlined in the strategic plan.

Quality of Life Taskforce
T.J. Thompson, Chair
Shelle Randall, Staff Liaison
srandall@jonesborochamber.com
870-336-9068

Talent Taskforce
Mark Mayfield, Chair
Shelle Randall, Staff Liaison
srandall@jonesborochamber.com
870-336-9068

Marketing
Jeff Chastain, Chair
Mark Young, Staff Liaison
myoung@jonesborochamber.com
870-336-9063

Infrastructure
Kevan Inboden, Chair
Mark Young, Staff Liaison
myoung@jonesborochamber.com
870-336-9063

Investment & Staffing
Brad Edwards, Chair
Mark Young, Staff Liaison
myoung@jonesborochamber.com
870-336-9063

 

Metrics

Momentum Jonesboro’s success will be measured by the following metrics:

  • 5,147 total new jobs from 2017-2021

  • 2,500 new direct jobs from 2017-2021 (60% from target industries)

 

How to Participate

We welcome your involvement in Jonesboro’s future! If you are interested in learning more about the program and becoming an investor in Momentum Jonesboro, please contact Donna Holt, with Jonesboro Unlimited, at 870-336-9064 or donnah@jonesborochamber.com.

Momentum Jonesboro is managed in a fiscally responsible manner to stay accountable to our investors and to keep you informed of the program’s activities and outcomes. Program updates will be communicated to investors through electronic messaging, regular briefings, and through www.jonesborounlimited.com. Momentum Jonesboro is conducted in partnership with Jonesboro Unlimited, a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c) (4) of the IRS code. Investments in Momentum Jonesboro may be deductible as business expenses. Please contact your tax advisor for deductibility of your investment.