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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Little Rock board agenda details FedEx center

Posted By on Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 7:50 AM

An item on the Little Rock City Board agenda details the scope of a new FedEx distribution center under construction on Mabelvale Cutoff in Southwest Little Rock.

The city is going to channel a $250,000 state grant to help with road improvements leading to the center. A variety of cost estimates and job creation statistics have been given in past reporting on the coming facility. This  is what the City Board agenda describes:

The Governor, through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Economic Infrastructure Fund, has awarded the City of Little Rock a grant to facilitate FedEx constructing a new $24.9 Million dollar ground distribution center and infrastructure along the Mabelvale Cut-Off extension area. This includes approximately 2,800 linear-feet of new public road, together with additional improvements at the intersection of Mabelvale Cut-Off Extension, South Loop Road and Alexander Road. Total off-site public infrastructure improvements have been estimated at approximately $1,670,000. The project will create eleven (11) new permanent positions (at an average rate of $22.31), fifty-three (53) new part-time positions, retain twenty-seven (27) positions, and over 250 construction jobs.

Some relier announcements including this link from the Chamber of Commerce had said the project would create 200 new jobs, rather than 11 full-time jobs and 53 part-time jobs.

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