Maumelle economic officials were recognized Tuesday (Nov. 5) by Entergy Arkansas for the city’s preparation of economic development sites.
Entergy Arkansas’ Office of Business and Economic Development gave a Select Site certification to Maumelle for conducting a comprehensive review and documentation process for their 121-acre industrial site, making the site ready for prospective manufacturing or distribution projects.
Select Site certification is a comprehensive program conducted by Entergy Arkansas to help communities assess their preparedness for jobs projects.
The assessment tool allows communities to showcase specific characteristics and statistics regarding site locations for business development when consultants express interest in certain projects.
“Maumelle has had a lot of success with new business growth over the past two decades, as well as growth of existing industries; however, that success has decreased our options for future development. This site has some unique characteristics, and without Entergy’s certification process, we would not be in the position to realistically market this tract. Thanks to Entergy’s Business Development team and the property owners, we’re ready now,” said Judy Keller, Director of Community & Economic Development, City of Maumelle.
“Along with providing reliable and affordable power with rates among the lowest in the country, Entergy Arkansas works closely with the communities we serve to attract new business and encourage business expansions that result in new jobs, investments and economic growth,” said Danny Games, Director of Business and Economic Development for Entergy Arkansas.