About The Area
About Jonesboro Arkansas
Jonesboro Makes Forbes "Best Places" List
Home to Arkansas State University, the second largest state-supported institution of higher education in the state, Jonesboro, AR is also the fastest growing city in the state of Arkansas. Established as a small agricultural college in 1909, ASU is a national academic leader complimented by a beautiful 800 acre campus. The stately campus is conveniently laid out for all students to walk from one academic building or service area to another in 10 minutes or less.
Thriving Jonesboro Economy
Jonesboro continues to grow in the areas of industry, agricultural, education and retail. Here, you’ll find cotton and soybean fields as well as the largest rice mill in the world, Riceland Foods. Employment is plentiful with several large industries in the area including Post General Foods, General Electric, Nestle and Frito Lay. Jonesboro has been ranked one of the top 25 business friendly cities which is a primary reason why many corporations make Jonesboro their home. Recently, Alberto-Culver began building a new office and manufacturing plant here, proof that Jonesboro is attracting national and international corporations to our area.
Jonesboro - Educational Leader
Home to six accredited public school systems offering courses for business, vocational, technical and college preparatory, Jonesboro is a state educational leader in test scores and academics. Offering special programs for both gifted and talented as well as those children who face unique challenges, Jonesboro schools are on the forefront of superior academic achievement.
Access To Nearby Major Cities
Jonesboro offers easy access to several nearby major cities including St. Louis, Memphis and Little Rock, perfect for a quick getaway or a long weekend. For great fun and recreation, it’s all right here in your backyard in Jonesboro. Take in live music, several local arts and crafts events, numerous children’s activities, and plenty of fun participating in recreational sports for kids of all ages. Not to be missed annual events include Cinco de Mayo held in the downtown area, the Children’s Theatre that takes place in June and July, along with many scheduled productions and events held at The Fowler Center on Arkansas State University’s campus. The Jonesboro Convention Center host ASU Indian basketball games, rodeos, truck pulls and ice skating. All in all, you’ll never get bored in Jonesboro.
Are You Relocating to Northeast Arkansas?
If you’re relocating to Northeast Arkansas, the communities of Trumann and Harrisburg offer you a friendly, small-town atmosphere with an easy commute to major cities including Jonesboro, AR and Memphis, TN. Because moving is never a picnic and frequently stress-filled, why not request your FREE Dacus Relocation Package today. It’s filled with comprehensive area and school information, moving tips. Plus, it’s jammed-packed with resources to help make your move so much easier.