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Tyson Foods Announces $70 Million Investment in Southwest Arkansas

Tyson Foods Announces $70 Million Investment in Southwest Arkansas

Tyson Foods, Inc., is building a $70 million hatchery in Hope, Arkansas.

“It should be a very exciting project for the area,” said JR Wilson, city manager of Hope. “I think the facility will be around 30% to 50% larger, so it should be a very exciting project for the area.”

The company announced Monday, March 20 that it’s investing $70 million to build a hatchery in Hope. This one will replace the existing facility there and triple its capacity to help the company’s nearby poultry-processing plants in Hope and Nashville run more efficiently. Construction on the 131,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in late 2024.

Wilson said the project will have a big impact on the Hope community and southwest Arkansas.

“Hope is an agricultural-driven community. The expansion of the new facility of Tyson’s hatchery, it will help create jobs, it will help drive agricultural, increase production within a 50-mile radius,” Wilson said.

“We continually strive to unlock the next level of excellence in quality and service to our customers,” said Donnie King, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “This investment is another way to demonstrate our long-term commitment to our home state of Arkansas and the Hope and Nashville communities.”

Tyson officials say the new hatchery will employ people who work at the existing facility and will create new opportunities as well.

There will also be new contract opportunities for poultry farmers. To be considered for a contract, Tyson officials say prospective farmers must have existing chicken housing or property that can be used to build housing within 50 miles of the Hope hatchery. Interested farmers should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

“Tyson is a valuable partner with the City of Hope, and we hope to see that partnership continue,” said Wilson.

Anyone interested in applying to work at the new hatchery should click here to learn about available positions.

Tyson also recently invested $67 million in Hempstead County in the form of a new feed mill.


KSLA News 12 (CBS)



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