Jonesboro Unlimited is committed to developing our consistently rich pipeline of talent. Our programs are designed to enhance existing talent by surrounding them with strong mentors and engaging them at every level.
- Jr. Leadership
Led by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jr. Leadership is a networking and leadership program for high school Juniors. Jr. Leadership exposes students to a broad spectrum of careers, develops a spirit of service, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Jonesboro.
- Emerging Leaders
Through training and mentorship, 15 young leaders from the community get introduced to crucial leadership perspectives in both business and economic development. In addition, program members undergo additional leadership assessments and training that ensure their growth for years to come.
- Get To Know Jonesboro
Our program for newly-relocated employees to make connections and learn about their new home. This program features a day of fun and education about things that are uniquely Jonesboro. It meets in the Spring and Fall. We have added a program for interns who are in Jonesboro for the summer.
- TekStarz: Educators Externship
The best teachers don't solely teach from the textbook. They teach from their own learned experiences. TekStarz: Educators Externship drops local educators into the heart of Jonesboro's manufacturing sector. For two days, they get their hands dirty and their ideas flowing about the career possibilities in STEM fields that await their students in the future.
- Growing Talent Together
A framework of teamwork. Growing Talent Together brings together local employers and educators to develop an understanding of the future needs of regional employers.
- Student Recognition
Our annual awards presented to local K-6 students by local business professionals for excellence in the classroom in spite of personal challenges and barriers.
- Arkansas Scholars
A state-wide initiative designed to promote academic success by encouraging students to stay in school.
- Entrepreneurship Academy
A local program designed to create an interest in entrepreneurship in Jonesboro-area high school students.
- Workforce Training Consortium
A non-profit made up of industry professionals who work with Arkansas State University-Newport to deliver employee training.
- Leadership Jonesboro
Cultivates future leaders with community service projects. Leadership Jonesboro is designed to identify, educate, and motivate potential leaders to become involved in the future of our community. Participants are challenged by speakers from many sectors to make a personal commitment to become part of the rich leadership pool, which has made Jonesboro’s quality of life what it is today.
- AEDC MFG Solutions
An AEDC program affiliated with N.I.S.T. that provides services to maximize manufacturers' enterprise value. Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions (AEDC-MS) was established in 1995 and is a program of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
- Jonesboro Young Professionals Network
JYPN is the premier young professionals organization in Northeast Arkansas. Through professional development and networking, these emerging community leaders engage in community involvement committees designed to give them opportunities to exchange ideas, grow professionally, and share common interests.
- ASU Delta Center For Economic Development
The Delta Center provides customized training and support for area businesses, existing organizations and entrepreneurs. The Delta Center for Economic Development coordinates the economic development outreach services of A-State and works to provide a comprehensive approach to serving businesses, governments, and citizens of Arkansas.