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Existing Industries Association

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World-Class Industry.  Jonesboro is proud to be home to world-class industrial facilities like Post Foods, Unilever, Nestlé Prepared Foods, Frito-Lay, Great Dane, Hytrol Conveyors, Butterball, Nice-Pak Products, and many others. 

Key Economic Driver.  Growth from existing industries accounts for 80% of all new jobs. 

Strategic Support.  A strong business retention strategy and support system is key to the success of our existing industry.

Jonesboro’s holistic approach to supporting existing industry includes:

  • Robust and active Existing Industries Association that includes quarterly Tour & Topic programs
  • Face-to-face visitation program with industry leaders
  • Workforce Training Consortium, providing industry-led, cutting-edge skills training
  • Leadership development curriculums for upcoming and current workforce
Contact Our Team
Mark Young - President & CEO
Mark Young
President & CEO
Steven Lamm
Steven Lamm
V.P. of Economic Development
Shelle Randall - Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Shelle Randall
Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Casey Worlow - Director of Talent Attraction
Casey Worlow
Director of Talent Attraction
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
Donna Holt
Executive Assistant
Craig Rickert
Craig Rickert
Director of Communications