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Marion, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Hino Begins First Phase Of Construction

January 24, 2005 -- Posted at 10:30 p.m. CST

MARION -- Construction on the Hino Motors Plant, in Marion, is underway.

The auto parts manufacturer is in good company as they join many other businesses making the decision to plant roots in Northeast Arkansas.

Kay Brockwell is the Director of Economic Development in Marion.

Frank Fogleman is the mayor of Marion.

He says he looks forward to what the future holds for Marion, and Region 8.

"With Denso coming into Osceola, we really have a good start to the development of an economic cluster here in Northeast Arkansas. If we have drawn three, we will draw more,"said Brockwell.

Brockwell says Marion, and much of Northeast Arkansas, is rich in the resources needed for profitable business.

One that stands out the most is the huge collection of transportation outlets.

"We have two railroads, two interstates, and we have the second largest inland port. Those are advantages you don't find in conjunction with too many places,"said Brockwell.

The economic boost Hino Motors is expected to bring to the area, Brockwell says, will be felt right away.

"They certainly have the capacity for more than 280 jobs out there, and we think there will be many more than 280 jobs,"said Brockwell.

Brockwell says the people she has talked to are excited about the prospect of continuing this economic boom here Region 8.

"Everyone in Marion seemed so proprietary about it, that's our project.....when is our plant coming in,"said Brockwell.

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