by Max Brantley
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.