Jefferson County economic development officials and the Little Rock Port Authority were recognized by Entergy Arkansas’ Office of Business and Economic Development for receiving a Select Site certification.
The designation signals that the two communities have conducted a comprehensive review and documentation process for their 44-acre industrial site and 37-acre site respectively, making the sites ready for prospective manufacturing or distribution projects.
Entergy Arkansas works with communities to help them implement an assessment tool that allows communities to certify their sites and communicate the prepared status to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, site location consultants and company decision-makers. There are currently six other certified sites located in Little Rock, Russellville, Newport, Magnolia, West Memphis and 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.
Site location consultants and prospective companies require immediate response times and communities must be able to respond effectively and efficiently on very short notice.
Entergy Arkansas is the largest electricity provider in Arkansas with approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties.