The airport is a key driver in regional interest. In this photo by airport real estate manager Tyler Brown, the first floor of the new, steel-framed passenger terminal at Texarkana Regional Airport is being enclosed with walls. Construction began in December 2021 and is on track to be complete by mid-2024. Masonry work will start later this year. The building will include two jet bridges, and the new parking lot will accommodate up to 335 cars. (Photo by Tyler Brown)
TEXARKANA — Despite looming threats of a recession, local economic leaders expressed confidence in the Texarkana region’s resilience during a harsh financial climate, as well as the Twin Cities’ ability to attract new industry.
President and CEO of AR-TX REDI Rob Sitterley said his office has not seen a decrease in interest in investment in the region.
“In many communities our size, this would certainly be the case. However, we do things differently in Texarkana, USA, which makes our region incredibly competitive, regardless of the economic trends,” he said. “Our economic development marketing and outreach efforts over the last two years have resulted in our region having more exposure than ever before.”
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