The Newport Economic Development Commission held a Select Site Announcement on Wednesday, October 17th at 1:30 pm. The event was held to celebrate the achievement of Newport in receiving the certification. Mr. Danny Games, Entergy Arkansas’ Director of Business and Economic Development was in attendance to congratulate Newport. 

Newport’s industrial site needed to meet a 50-point criteria list. The list includes items such as geotechnical studies, historical studies, and studies to determine if toxic waste had been dumped on the site. Newport and two other sites received the certification on Wednesday, Little Rock and Russellville.

According to NEDC Director Jon Chadwell, being a Select Site will help make Newport a desirable place to build and bring new industry.