Craighead County to Offer Financial Help with Otwell Rice Mill

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CDT

OTWELL, AR - The Craighead County Quorum Court is interested in using state grant money for improvements near the former Delta Rice mill in Otwell, recently purchased by a Texas company.

The Quorum Court meets tonight in Jonesboro to discuss the improvements and a $378,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development.  Houston-based Harvest Rice Incorporated plans to invest up to $5 million in the mill and should bring at least 50 new jobs to the county once the mill is operating.  The company acquired the mill off Highway 49 last spring.

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