Major Industrial Announcement Expected Today in Blytheville

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A major industrial announcement is expected this morning at the Arkansas Aeroplex in Blytheville.

Local and state leaders will gather at 9 a.m. to announce that a new industry will bring possibly as many as 450 new jobs to Mississippi County.  The name of the company will not be made public until that announcement, due to confidentiality agreements with the manufacturer.

Last night, the Mississippi Co. Quorum Court approved a $2.7 million incentive package to help land the new employer in Blytheville.

Region 8 News will be in Blytheville for this morning's announcement, and will have more information as it becomes available.