Business is on the upswing in Jackson County, Arkansas. A 96 acre certified industrial site, a dedicated economic development sales tax, an aggressive incentive policy and a close relationship with state development agencies have all created an atmosphere conducive to growth. These and other economic development efforts in the county, led by the Newport Economic Development Commission, are paying dividends to the local economy. The creation of between 600 and 700 export jobs through 10 industry locations, 3 industry expansions and the expansion of one major state agency over the last seven years has help revitalized our local business community. Sales tax receipts posted an increase every single month in 2008 over the same time the previous year and have done the same in 2009. Two major national chain stores have opened locations in Newport in 2008 and 2009. Many small locally owned businesses are experience a resurgence in our expanding economy. Review the information on our site and then come see for yourself why so many businesses are choosing Newport and Jackson County as their new home.