News Release > Entergy Arkansas announces 2 new Site Certifications: Jefferson Industrial Park & Frazier Pike Sites
Entergy Arkansas announces 2 new Site Certifications: Jefferson Industrial Park & Frazier Pike Sites
Jefferson County economic development officials and the Little Rock Port Authority were recognized by Entergy Arkansas’ Office of Business and Economic Development for receiving a Select Site certification for conducting a comprehensive review and documentation process for their 44-acre industrial site and 37-acre site respectively, making the sites ready for prospective manufacturing or distribution projects.
Entergy Arkansas works with communities to help them implement an assessment tool that allows communities to certify their sites and communicate the prepared status to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, site location consultants and company decision-makers. There are currently 6 other certified sites located in Little Rock, Russellville, Newport, Magnolia, West Memphis and Maumelle.
“Along with providing reliable and affordable power with rates among the lowest in the country, Entergy Arkansas works closely with the communities we serve to attract new business and encourage business expansions that result in new jobs, investments and economic growth,” said Danny Games, Director of Business and Economic Development for Entergy Arkansas.
The Select Site program helps communities better prepare their sites as winning candidates for high-tech, manufacturing and distribution projects. Preparedness is a necessity for economic development success in today’s business environment. Site location consultants and prospective companies require immediate response times and communities must be able to respond effectively and efficiently on very short notice. Through the Select Site program and the Arkansas Site Selection Center, Entergy is helping to satisfy those interests.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,500 employees.
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