Wynne EDC Achieves Entergy Arkansas “Select Site” Certification

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03/29/2022

WYNNE EDC COMPLETES “SITE SELECTION” PROCESS

WYNNE EDC COMPLETES “SITE SELECTION” PROCESS

WYNNE EDC COMPLETES “SITE SELECTION” PROCESS

The 37-acre site is on State Highway 1 north of I-40

WYNNE, Ark. – Today, officials from the Wynne Economic Development Corporation and Entergy Arkansas announced the completion of the Select location certification for the 37-acre Wynne Highway 1 industrial site, located 11 miles north of Interstate 40 on Arkansas Highway 1.

“The time to respond to leads has been dramatically shortened,” said Cody Slater, CEO of Wynne EDC, “and going through the certification process helps ensure we have the site information needed to quickly respond to leads.” ask for information.

“This site is well suited for a manufacturer who wants to move products across the country and needs to move quickly, and the additional marketing that comes with certification gives our site an edge that few communities in the state have,” added Slate.

Recently announced projects in the state that have started operations or are under construction on former Select locations include an Amazon fulfillment center in Little Rock and the Tractor Supply Co. fulfillment center in Maumelle.

Entergy Arkansas Senior Project Manager Joe Bailey attended the Wynne EDC Board of Directors meeting to recognize the group for completing the full review and documentation process and to present a grant check for help offset some of the costs associated with certification. Matt Twyford, Community Development Manager, and Amy Williams, Regional Community Development Manager, Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) joined Bailey.

Bailey said: “Wynne is to be commended for her hard work in achieving a Select location certification. In today’s competitive economic development environment, this is a major asset.

Entergy Arkansas’ Business and Economic Development team works with communities to implement an assessment tool that allows communities to certify their sites and communicate prepared status to AEDC, site location consultants and business decision makers looking to expand or relocate their business to Arkansas.

the Select location The program helps communities better prepare their sites as winning candidates for high-tech, manufacturing, and distribution projects with an in-depth audit of site readiness for new business or expansion. Through the Select location Arkansas program and site selection center, Entergy helps meet these needs. Other Select location properties are in Jefferson County, Magnolia, Newport, Osceola, Russellville and West Memphis.

Visit www.ArkansasSiteSelection.com for details on each Entergy Arkansas Select locationincluding the Wynne Highway 1 site.

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Entergy Arkansas Project Manager Joe Bailey presents a plaque to Cody Slater, CEO of the Wynne Economic Development Commission, in recognition of the city’s new “selected site.”

About Entergy Arkansas

Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 722,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), an integrated energy company engaged in the generation, transmission and retail distribution of electricity. Entergy provides electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest utility scale power generation fleets in the United States with approximately 30,000 megawatts of power generation capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.


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