Proposed Big River Steel Mill Gives Community - Reason to Exist'

Feb 10, 2013 Full story: ArkansasBusiness.com 22

Gov. Mike Beebe and John Correnti at the Jan. 29 news conference announcing plans for a $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County.

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Old man Bville

Blytheville, AR

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Exist to pay more taxes? To make some rich people richer? To compete with Memphis on air quality? To watch Chitwood say, "Look what I did."?
Also an Old Man in Bly

Blytheville, AR

#2 Feb 11, 2013
Old man Bville wrote:
Exist to pay more taxes? To make some rich people richer? To compete with Memphis on air quality? To watch Chitwood say, "Look what I did."?
I'm just wondering, I don't see very much that your positive about. Why do you still live in Blytheville if your that unhappy with everything here? Your about as negative as Johnny H. that writes letters to the editor, hell that may be who you are.
Old man Bville

Blytheville, AR

#3 Feb 11, 2013
My home is here and payed for, I could never sell it for what it's worth, and I would never let another person make decisions for me. Now, why don't you start a thread listing all the good things here.
Solution

Blytheville, AR

#4 Feb 11, 2013
Yep, Old Man, our personal property (and all taxes) keep going up and our personal property values go DOWN.
guest

United States

#5 Feb 11, 2013
Old man Bville wrote:
My home is here and payed for, I could never sell it for what it's worth, and I would never let another person make decisions for me. Now, why don't you start a thread listing all the good things here.
This sounds like john stinky the one who wrote that stupid letter to editor Sunday
taxed

Little Rock, AR

#6 Feb 14, 2013
Where is the 14.5 million the county is giving coming from. Do we have that much or is the county taking out a loan. Also the citizens need to be told what impact will this have on the nucor mills that we already have. This info needs to come from a third party that has no interest in the project. Also if to much land id bought and not used great river says the excess will be sold. Sounds like they are already lining up to pad some pockets.
facts

Brookland, AR

#7 Feb 14, 2013
taxed wrote:
Where is the 14.5 million the county is giving coming from. Do we have that much or is the county taking out a loan. Also the citizens need to be told what impact will this have on the nucor mills that we already have. This info needs to come from a third party that has no interest in the project. Also if to much land id bought and not used great river says the excess will be sold. Sounds like they are already lining up to pad some pockets.
They are making steel for cars and trucks, Nucor does not, so there for it won't impact or compete with Nucor what so ever.
taxed

Little Rock, AR

#8 Feb 14, 2013
taxed wrote:
Where is the 14.5 million the county is giving coming from. Do we have that much or is the county taking out a loan. Also the citizens need to be told what impact will this have on the nucor mills that we already have. This info needs to come from a third party that has no interest in the project. Also if to much land id bought and not used great river says the excess will be sold. Sounds like they are already lining up to pad some pockets.
How many steel mills are being closed or drastically cutting back on production or is the market improving. What about the price of scrap going up--supply vs demand.
guest

Paragould, AR

#9 Feb 14, 2013
taxed wrote:
<quoted text>How many steel mills are being closed or drastically cutting back on production or is the market improving. What about the price of scrap going up--supply vs demand.
This might give you an indication of the current state of the U.S. steel industry:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-12-13/n...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087239639...

In a nutshell, there is an overcapacity of steel in the U.S. and that is not to even talk about all of the foreign steel being imported into the U.S.... it is a tough time to start a new steel mill.
Ummm

Farmington, MI

#10 Feb 14, 2013
facts wrote:
<quoted text> They are making steel for cars and trucks, Nucor does not, so there for it won't impact or compete with Nucor what so ever.
They are going to compete with nucor retard cause they are going to make steel for oil and gas pipe to and that's one of nucors big jobs
bizomine

Hot Springs Village, AR

#11 Feb 15, 2013
You people amaze me. You complain because of no jobs. A new billion dollar plant comes to town with good paying jobs and you complain.
simple solution

Little Rock, AR

#12 Feb 15, 2013
bizomine wrote:
You people amaze me. You complain because of no jobs. A new billion dollar plant comes to town with good paying jobs and you complain.
Local people end up getting jobs at the steel companies and then move out of the county. We are becoming our worst enemy. If you work here live here. Then and only then will things get better.You can make all the high paying jobs you want ,but if they do not move here or keep leaving once they are hired we are going to keep getting screwed.
Ummm

Edgewood, TX

#13 Feb 15, 2013
It aint coming. Black cacus kkk
lol

Little Rock, AR

#14 Feb 15, 2013
Maybe Greda can get the unemployed workers from Baltimore to move here and boost the population.
Big Boss Man

Ellington, MO

#15 Feb 21, 2013
taxed wrote:
Where is the 14.5 million the county is giving coming from. Do we have that much or is the county taking out a loan. Also the citizens need to be told what impact will this have on the nucor mills that we already have. This info needs to come from a third party that has no interest in the project. Also if to much land id bought and not used great river says the excess will be sold. Sounds like they are already lining up to pad some pockets.
The old Nucor mill has long ago lived out its life expectancy and it wouldn't surprise me if it totally blew up . They just keep pushing the old machinery . Since they got rid of Gene Hanley I'm surprised it's still operating .
resident

United States

#16 Feb 21, 2013
if u were to look real close most of nucor employees dont live in mississippi county they take their money else where
citizen kane

Little Rock, AR

#17 Feb 21, 2013
The 20 day count down has began as of 2-21-2013.Lets hope these state leaders do their research and don't drink the kool-aid for once. Don't take away from industry we already have or we might lose in a very big way.
guest

Canton, TX

#18 Feb 21, 2013
citizen kane wrote:
The 20 day count down has began as of 2-21-2013.Lets hope these state leaders do their research and don't drink the kool-aid for once. Don't take away from industry we already have or we might lose in a very big way.
Shut up john steinke !
Enough

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Feb 21, 2013
Also an Old Man in Bly wrote:
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I'm just wondering, I don't see very much that your positive about. Why do you still live in Blytheville if your that unhappy with everything here? Your about as negative as Johnny H. that writes letters to the editor, hell that may be who you are.
Johnny WHO
Umm

United States

#20 Feb 21, 2013
I hope it don't come either. Why would anybody want this crook to start a new mill here and don't have any other mills to back it up

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