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Steel Production

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

The metals industry in Arkansas is thriving. More than 22,000 Arkansans are employed in the metals industry. Learn more about the metals industry in Arkansas here.

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