Region 8 city looks to bring major industry to area

Region 8 city looks to bring major industry to area

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 city is working on a plan to bring industry to their town with the hope of a major project.

According to a report from Talk Business and Politics, Newport has a 100-acre site already available and is working to get a 3,200-acre site certified by the state next year. If approved, the site would be considered a so-called "Mega" site.

The designation could also help the state land a major industry, Newport economic development official Jon Chadwell said.

Officials are also working on an 800-acre site south of Newport that is near the White River, Chadwell added.

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