Nestle USA is expanding its Jonesboro plant, which it opened in 2002. The company is investing $100 million and adding a new line for producing Hot Pockets, which will create 100 more jobs. This expansion is part of a larger plan to expand the Jonesboro plan by 90,000 square feet, which will begin its construction phase in January.
At the time, Michael Pakko, state economist with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, said the pace of Arkansas’ economic recovery had slowed, though performing better than the U.S. as a whole.
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