Pickens to Retire

July 25, 2003--Posted at 2:35 p.m. CDT

Little Rock, Ark.--State economic development director Jim Pickens says he is planning to retire. Pickens has been on the job two years. He participated in landing a Nestle frozen food plant at Jonesboro, an auto parts plant just announced for Osceola and he helped in the unsuccessful drive to bring a Toyota plant to the state.

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