SW Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority Awarded $1.3 Million Grant

October 19, 2017
Press Release

HOT SPRINGS – Senators John Boozman, Tom Cotton, and Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) on Thursday (October 19) announced a $1.3 million grant to the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority in Clark County.

According to the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant “funds the construction of a public transload facility with crossdock.” The EDA said 250 new jobs were expected as a result of the project, along with “$1.3 billion in private investment leveraged.”

“We can be proud of the regional collaboration to secure this infrastructure investment,” Boozman said. “This project will create well-paying jobs while increasing opportunities for Arkansas businesses and economic growth in our state.”

“This grant is good news for southwest Arkansas,” Cotton said. “Building up our infrastructure will create jobs and help Arkansas businesses expand, and I commend everyone involved for all their hard work.”

“Rural infrastructure is vital to economic growth in Arkansas,” Westerman said. “I congratulate the Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority for its grant award, which will create good-paying jobs for hundreds of Clark County residents and contribute to the region’s growth in the decades to come.”