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Jonesboro has a rich history in manufacturing. Our low-cost electricity, ample utility capacity, and a great workforce provide durability and a solid foundation for industrial advancement.
Over 10,000 people work in manufacturing and production in the Jonesboro MSA. 
With agribusiness, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing, and medical equipment and supplies leading the way, advanced manufacturing is a mainstay of our local economy. Led by international food processing giants like Nestlé, Post Consumer Group, and Frito-Lay, Jonesboro is well-positioned to sustain growth in this critical economic sector.





Jonesboro's Manufacturing Workforce

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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
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
Donna Holt
Executive Assistant
Craig Rickert
Craig Rickert
Director of Communications