Exploring the Dynamic Growth of Craighead County, Arkansas

Craighead County, Arkansas has seen a period of dynamic growth in recent years. From the establishment of major companies such as Arkansas Glass, Colson Caster, Frolic Footwear, General Electric, Pepsi-Cola and Hytrol Conveyor Co., to the development of the Jonesboro Public Library of Craighead County, the Jonesboro Municipal Airport and the Fowler Center for the Performing Arts, there is no shortage of local services available. In addition to these services, an opportunity zone was created in Jonesboro which includes Craighead Technology Park located in the eastern section of the city. This zone is part of a larger initiative that includes three zones in Craighead and Mississippi Counties, two in Crittenden County and one in Greene County.

The county was named after Thomas Craighead who proposed that the county seat be named after William A. Jones. The Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad connected communities in Craighead and Mississippi counties. The new businesses that have opened up in Craighead County are varied and diverse. From retail stores to restaurants to tech companies, there is something for everyone.

Some of the most popular businesses include a craft brewery, a boutique hotel, a yoga studio, a pet store, a coffee shop and a variety of restaurants. In addition to these businesses, there are also several tech companies that have opened up shop in Craighead County. These companies are focused on developing innovative solutions for businesses and consumers alike. Overall, Craighead County has seen an influx of new businesses over the past few years. With its diverse range of services and businesses, it is no wonder why so many people are choosing to move to this area.

Cindy Frantum
Cindy Frantum

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