Jonesboro business leaders headed to Washington D.C. - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro business leaders headed to Washington D.C.

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro business leaders will head to Washington D.C. Wednesday morning to speak with legislators and their staff members.

According to Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Young, they'll be discussing several key issues related to transportation.

"Always an important issue not just for Jonesboro but for Northeast Arkansas," Young said. "We have several items related to that including the Highland Drive overpass."

Young said many of the projects they'll be talking about impact the entire region.

"One of the other things we're going to talk about is the continued improvements at our airport," Young said. "Being able to strengthen the runways and accommodate larger aircraft in the future."

Young said they'll also thank legislators for the near completion of Highway 226 and the designation of I-555

The end goal is to bring back funding for more projects like that.

"They've been extremely helpful in the past," Young said. "Interstate 555 would not have happened without the support of our legislators, so it's extremely important that we continue to communicate those critical issues that have an impact on our local community."

Thirty-five business leaders are going on the trip.

They'll be back later this week.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Sheriff: Body found in Mississippi River

    Sheriff: Body found in Mississippi River

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:21:39 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:39:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, a body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after the body was discovered this weekend in the Mississippi River. 

    According to Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook, a body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy after the body was discovered this weekend in the Mississippi River. 

  • Death penalty sought for man accused in 3 St. Louis killings

    Death penalty sought for man accused in 3 St. Louis killings

    Sunday, August 19 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-08-19 16:09:56 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a St. Louis man charged with killing three people in two separate shootings last year.

    Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a St. Louis man charged with killing three people in two separate shootings last year.

  • ASP: One killed, two injured in Sharp County crash

    ASP: One killed, two injured in Sharp County crash

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:31:25 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:03:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Greene County woman was killed Saturday night and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 63 in Sharp County, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police. 

    A Greene County woman was killed Saturday night and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 63 in Sharp County, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police. 

Powered by Frankly