People are the strength of our steel

Mississippi County is one of the largest steel producing counties in the nation and has the second-largest capacity for steel production. In fact, job growth in this high-demand industry has increased in Arkansas by 39% since 2009. Today, the steel industry employs nearly 5,500 Arkansans with projected increases to be seen in the coming years.

People have heard me refer to this as steel mill heaven. And the reason we are here is really because of the work ethic of Arkansans.

John Correnti, former CEO of Big River Steel

Jack Thomas

Senior Project Manager

Message Us

The Steel Story

Arkansas is one of the leaders in the steel economy. With an infrastructure to succeed, Arkansas will continue to lead as steel production moves from the Northeast to the South.

Nucor Yamato Steel

125million dollar

investment from Nucor-Yamato Steel Company

Big River Steel

1billion dollar

investment in a new steel mill from Big River Steel in Mississippi County will employ more than 500

Steel Worker


largest capacity for steel production in the United States is found in Mississippi County