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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The State Fair search

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM

Roby Brock's Talk Business has a map and spreadsheet on the 19 proposals for new sites for the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. Cheapest land: Jacksonville says the city will buy 445 acres nearby and give it to the fair. Where IT will get the money, where the tens of millions will come to build new buildings and connector roads are questions for another day.

State Fair officials don't like the current location on Roosevelt Road in South Little Rock, a couple of miles from a freeway exit and in a poor neighborhood.

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