New business prompts city changes

Mayor Randy Mills (Source: KAIT-TV)
Mayor Randy Mills (Source: KAIT-TV)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - A new factory is coming to Harrisburg soon, and it's prompting city officials to make some changes.

Harrisburg has never had a factory of this size before.

According to Mayor Randy Mills, it will create around 50 new jobs, and it will also use a significant amount of natural gas.

Because of that, city officials are considering an industrial rate for their natural gas.

This factory will pay that rate, as well as any factories that come to Harrisburg in the future.

Mayor Mills said Harrisburg has to be competitive in their rates to ensure industries want to locate there.

"These folks are going to burn more gas in a month than any home will in five years, ten years," Mills said. "They're going to burn a tremendous amount of gas, so we have to be competitive to get this business."

Mayor Mills said the industrial rate will be set at the next city council meeting this month and will serve as the base for any new industries that come into Harrisburg.

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