About The Area
Welcome to the Jonesboro, AR Area
Arkansas State University - Go Red Wolves!
As the fastest growing city in the state of Arkansas, Jonesboro is also home to Arkansas State University, the second largest state-supported institution of higher education in the state. From a small agricultural college founded in 1909, Arkansas State has grown into a major University. Its beautiful 800 acre campus is designed so that students of the University can walk from one academic building or service area to another in 10 minutes or less.
Superior Job Opportunities in Jonesboro, AR
Jonesboro continues to grow in 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 one reason many choose to live here. Jonesboro has six accredited public school systems offering courses for business, vocational, technical and college preparatory. There are also special programs for children who are differently abled (Blind, deaf, physical and mentally handicapped).
Jonesboro, AR Festivals & Local Events
Live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and sports. If you’re looking for fun things to do, there are several activities held throughout the year in Jonesboro. Cinco de Mayo is held every year in the downtown area and offers art, music, good food and much more. The family will enjoy the Children’s Theatre that takes place in June and July. Kids put on creative productions such as Raggedy Ann and Andy and Sleeping Beauty. The Fowler Center on Arkansas State University’s campus offers many community events including the works of talented artists, concerts and more. If you have the urge to attend a sporting event there are many to choose from at the convention center including ASU basketball games, rodeos, truck pulls and ice skating. You’ll never get bored in Jonesboro.
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