$250,000 investment to pave road, add jobs in Lawrence Co.

$250,000 investment to pave road, add jobs in Lawrence Co.
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LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is investing big bucks into two counties that will create and retain jobs.

A news release from the DRA and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced $500,000 in new investments to create nearly 30 new jobs and retain about 60 jobs in Lawrence and Cleveland counties.

In Lawrence County, DRA will invest $250,000 to pave County Road 210 which is currently a gravel road. The improvement will help support growing businesses in Black Rock, according to DRA.

In addition, the project will add 10 to 15 new jobs while also retaining another 45.

Cleveland County will receive over $251,000 to improve water infrastructure that will support the relocation and expansion of two new businesses. About 20 jobs will be created and another 13 will be retained.

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