The Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority in Clark County has received a $1.3 million federal grant.
According to the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant “funds the construction of a public transload facility with crossdock.” The EDA said 250 new jobs were expected as a result of the project, along with “$1.3 billion in private investment leveraged.”
“We can be proud of the regional collaboration to secure this infrastructure investment,” U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., said in a statement. “This project will create well-paying jobs while increasing opportunities for Arkansas businesses and economic growth in our state.”
“Rural infrastructure is vital to economic growth in Arkansas,” U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, said. “I congratulate the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority for their grant award, which will create good-paying jobs for hundreds of Clark County residents and contribute to the region’s growth in the decades to come.”