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Gazette: Videos Tout New Regional Industrial Sites

Regional economic development organization AR-TX REDI has produced a pair of videos promoting 'megasites' available for industry on either side of the state line. Regional economic development organization AR-TX REDI has produced a pair of videos promoting "megasites" available for industry on...

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Texarkana Moves Forward with Land Purchase

The 1,350-acre site is another tool in the economic development toolbox. On December 22, 2020, the city of Texarkana, Arkansas Public Facilities Board closed on a historic purchase of 1,350 acres to support the region’s economic development efforts. Just over two years ago, both Bowie and Miller...

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Texarkana Monthly: World Class Education

Texarkana Monthly recently published a feature by Rob Sitterley, President & CEO of AR-TX REDI highlighting the region's world class education assets. "We have a deep-rooted culture of loyalty, pride and work ethic here that just doesn't exist elsewhere. In addition, we have  world class...

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Texarkana Furniture Maker Produces Face Masks For First Responders

Mayo Furniture has manufactured more than 640 free face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with more to come. Mayo Furniture, a Texarkana, TX manufacturer of 55 years, has answered the call of local first responders for face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Calling its efforts...

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Miller County Leaders Eye Property to Recruit Automaker

Texarkana's Regional Economic Development Inc. has asked Texarkana, Arkansas, and Miller County to buy land so that it can recruit a heavy industrial user, ideally an automobile manufacturer, according to REDI Executive Director Rob Sitterley. The city has already agreed to contribute at least...

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A&M-Texarkana Announces Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering

TEXARKANA, Texas — Texas A&M University-Texarkana officials have announced that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has voted to approve the university's plan to launch a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in the fall of 2020. Initial funding for the expansion of...

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Robust, diverse economy forecast for city

Texarkana Gazette AR-TX REDI's Sitterley: Auto manufacturing plant 'not too much to hope for' A growing, diversified business landscape is in the forecast for Texarkana, according to key stakeholders involved in shaping the Twin Cities' future. In recent interviews, Kenny Haskin, Arkansas-side...

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Texarkana Aluminum Highlights Record Facility Investment

More than $350 million invested to date to restart operations Texarkana, TX – Today, Texarkana Aluminum, a national leader in stainless steel, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly upgraded aluminum coil rolling mill. Since its acquisition in October 2018, more than $350 million has been...

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