Jonesboro business leaders headed to Washington D.C.

Jonesboro business leaders headed to Washington D.C.
(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.

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