Partnerships and resources

Partnerships & Resources

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Jonesboro Unlimited creates partnerships at the local, state, and national level to provide local companies with the resources to consistantly pull quality employees from our robust workforce. Partnerships and resources
ACT Work-Ready Community

A certification that denotes that Jonesboro's workforce is qualified and growing.  Craighead County has nearly 4,000 National Career Readiness Certificate holders, placing us among the highest in the state.


Jonesboro Unlimited provides the link between industry and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for grants and incentives.

Plant Managers Roundtable

Local manufacturing leaders meet to discuss mutal challenges and best practices.

Tour & Topic

An quarterly event of the Existing Industries Association that is organized by a local manufacturer for a tour of their facility and a discussion of a topic of common interest.

Jonesboro Area Wage & Benefit Survey

A confidential survery organized by Jonesboro Unlimited to provide local manufacturers with the latest information on compensation and benefits for participating companies.

HR Pros In Manufacturing Roundtable

Local industrial Human Resources professionals meet quarterly to discuss the topics and industry trends that impact them all. Participating employers share best practices and new ideas for improvement across the Jonesboro industrial workforce.

Women In Manufacturing

Jonesboro Unlimited supports this initiative that provides resources and networking opportunities for professional women working in local manufacturing careers.

Existing Industries Golf Outing

Jonesboro Unlimited's annual golf event for manufacturers to engage and compete with other industry professionals.

Post Community Grant

An annual grant from Post Consumer Products supporting the projects of the Workforce Development Committee.


Jonesboro Unlimited's responsibilities to support and expand success of employers and educational organizations.

Region Partner/NEA Workforce Development Area

Group to communicate workforce development activities in NEA counties of the WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act).

Executive Pulse

The Jonesboro Unlimited database of workforce development and business retention and expansion activities.


Local chapter of the Society of HR Managers


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
Bethania Baray-Harrison - Director of Talent Attraction
Bethania Baray-Harrison
Director of Talent Attraction
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
Donna Holt
Executive Assistant
Brandon Carter - Director of Communications
Brandon Carter
Director of Communications