June 04, 2004--Posted at 6:00p.m. CDT
Paragould--Business is booming in paragould.
Randy Philhours is with economic development for Paragould.
"Our industry and organization to create new jobs whether that is with existing industry or bringing new industry into town," said Philhours.
Boomtown USA, written by Jack Schultz, describes rural towns with big time business.< /P> < P> "The diversity that they have got, the growth engine that they have become, how they have createdjobs, and how they are continuing to grow their population,"said Schultz.
Paragould is described in the book as an agurb.
It is a combination of life in the suburbs while still relying on agriculture for a main source of revenue.
"I think they have got a very progressive attitude, and have done a lot of things on their quality of life issues,"said Schwartz.
Shultz describes Paragould as a city that knows how to be successful.
Strong school systems and road and highway improvements are a just a couple of reasons Paragould is really making a name for itself. Perhaps one of the most attractive things about Paragould is job availability.
Dean Inman is with American Railcar Industries.