Alicia Woolman selected as executive director with East Arkansas Crossroads Coalition

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East Arkansas Crossroads Coalition has selected Alicia Woolman as its new executive director.

Crossroads is a state-approved, eight-county regional economic development partnership working to cultivate opportunities for growth and progress in eastern Arkansas. The Crossroads Coalition region includes Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, St. Francis, and Woodruff counties.

A Rogers native, Woolman has lived in Wynne since 2017. Woolman previously worked at the Arkansas Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Services in Forrest City.

The mission of the East Arkansas Crossroads Coalition is to create economic development in the counties it serves. Education, workforce development, leadership, community and economic development are among the coalition’s priority areas.

“Crossroads Coalition actively seeks opportunities to bring new businesses to the area in eastern Arkansas known as the Delta. We present prospective businesses with the best of both worlds from an economic standpoint, because we offer small-market advantages combined with large-area resources. Developers benefit from access to local decision-makers found here, as well as the lower costs of business and living. Additionally, employers are not limited to the workforce and education partnerships of their immediate area. Rather, they have access to the resources and financial incentives of our entire region,” the organization said in a statement.