PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Business leaders in Paragould listened to a speaker Wednesday representing a retail giant.
Wal-Mart Executive Joe Quinn spoke about American made products and the effect it will have on the local workforce.
Quinn said, "Wal-Mart is committed right now to purchasing an additional $250 billion worth of goods made in the United States over the course of the next 10 years. We think this is absolutely critical in towns like Jonesboro and Paragould to bring in jobs back to the United States."
Quinn said that Paragould and Northeast Arkansas business leaders are "getting it right."
He said they understand the importance of pulling together local business leaders and educators to discuss workforce development and how to improve it.