(Blytheville, AR) If all works, out the now vacant Milwaukee Tools building in Blytheville, Arkansas will soon be home to The Azera Group.
The building has been vacant for three years when Milwaukee Tools was sold, and the new company moved operations out of the country.
Four hundred jobs were lost due to the factory moving.
The Azera Group has owned the building for the past three years and would be making fiber reinforced concrete slabs in the building, possibly employing up to 200 workers.
Mississippi County in Arkansas has an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent.
County Economic Developer Clif Chitwood told us, “We do have a segment of people who would work but don’t have the skills.” He added, “If a company will hire a person we will see to it, they are trained in whatever discipline the company is interested in.”
The Azera Group, the county and the state are still working through a deal on incentives.
Chitwood said that could be worked out as soon as they next 60 days.