There are 143,800 Arkansans employed in manufacturing, representing 12.7% of the state's workforce, with an estimated 5,945 jobs added to Arkansas’ manufacturing industry between 2018-2020.
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► The steel industry employs nearly 5,500 Arkansans, with projected increases for the coming years. Job growth in Arkansas' steel industry has gone up 39% since 2009.
► Mississippi county is one of the largest steel-producing counties in the nation and has the second-largest capacity for steel production.
Top 10 Manufacturing Companies With the Most Arkansas Employees
|2||Simmons Foods Inc. and affiliates|
|5||O.K. Industries Inc.|
|8||Cooper Tire & Rubber Inc.|
|9||McKee Foods Corp.|
Sources: Arkansas Business Book of Lists 2020, Bureau of Labor Statistics