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Chamber Adds 2 New Staff

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Celeste Suitt as development and special events coordinator and Jack Short as existing business and talent development coordinator.  

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Structurlam Puts Down Roots in Conway [North Metro Business Journal]

In August, operations will begin at the first mass timber manufacturing facility in the United States, introducing a new product and new occupations to central Arkansas. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, in the city of Penticton, Structurlam was established in 1962 and is the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America. The company announced in December 2019 that it was expanding its mass timber operations to the U.S. with a plant in Conway, Arkansas, investing $90 million to purchase, retrofit, and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new jobs.

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Structurlam selects Conway, Arkansas, for its first U.S. plant

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, will expand its operations into the United States, with a plant in Conway, Ark., set to open in mid-2021. The Canadian-based company will invest $90 million to purchase, retrofit and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new jobs, and will source softwood lumber from Arkansas-grown Southern Pine trees.

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Metro Little Rock Alliance launches new website

The Metro Little Rock Alliance (MLRA) has launched a new brand and website to market the 12-county region to corporate executives, site selection consultants and potential new residents as a prime location to do business and live in Central Arkansas.

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May 1 is #501Day

The Little Rock Regional Chamber's vice president of economic development, Ben France, asked cities in the 501 area code to celebrate our region's successes on May 1, or #501Day.

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