Here, it’s only natural that pride and success in community development have taken shape in many forms. These include: the 100-year-anniversary-inspired Crossett Centennial Park, a new sports complex, recognition as an “Arkansas community of excellence and volunteerism,” newly paved streets and strong community-employer relationships.
The commitment and willingness of people to invest – in all forms – maintains the quality of life, and grows it.
With a local economy driven by some of the largest names in manufacturing and fabrication, the Crossett community is thriving. Here, a strong work ethic and a resolve for progress have built the foundation for a wide-open future.
From industry leaders like Georgia-Pacific and Bemis employing approximately 1,800 employees to companies like Ram-Fab and U.S. Dunnage, LLC providing employment to many of our citizens, Crossett has strong roots for growing businesses.
Success is also shown through wages. While the state of Arkansas’s median household income is $26,000, the Crossett median is $28,700. View census data here.
A testament to the commitment by the area’s citizens also can be found in Ashley County Medical Center. Funded by a voter-approved tax, Ashley County’s largest and Crossett’s only medical facility is another shining example of the citizens’ dedication to a better quality of life.
Crossett is committed to providing its residents not only the best care available, but the best care period. The Ashley County Medical Center has recently renovated its radiology department and is now offering unparalleled diagnostic care.
Among the renovations to the ACMC is the installation of the first Carestream Digital Fluoroscopic X-Ray system in the U.S. These new technologies will allow a variety of diagnostic imaging with a fraction of the radiation output of conventional X-Ray machines.
Also new to the facility is orthopedic surgeon Dr. Warren MacDonald, who made his way to Arkansas via Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Completing his residency at the United States Naval Hospital, Dr. “Skip” MacDonald is a welcome addition to Crossett. Read the Press Release
As citizens, it is our job to explore and educate ourselves on all issues and concerns that may act as deterrents to the growth of our area.
Furthermore, we must equip ourselves with the tools, resources and facts to defend Crossett, promote it, encourage existing businesses to expand, and new businesses and people to relocate here.
Most importantly, we must continually engage people and situations head on. In order to allow continual growth here, we must be willing to confront and compromise. Accountability and responsibility are the keys when aiming to maintain the quality of life for all our residents.
Crossett isn’t just a place, it’s an idea where each day can be better than the last. And by promoting healthier lives, economic growth and ethical business practices throughout the area we call home, our tomorrows have just that chance.
Protecting Crossett, its people and its resources ensures a healthy community. And in the long run, a foundation upon which new businesses will be built, families will feel safe and the town’s integrity will be maintained.
Businesses here are well within permissible air and water quality standards. Regulatory agencies say companies in Crossett operate within their federal and state permits. And health outcomes reports have raised no red flags regarding our environment.
With that level of consideration for our surrounding area – an area defined by vast space and natural beauty – outdoor recreation in Crossett is first-rate. From fishing and hunting to hiking and biking, areas like Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge provide the perfect setting for getting back in touch with nature.
EPA and AEDQ studies have said that any color in the river water is largely cosmetic and likely due to the natural degradation process of vegetation.
AEDQ has issued permits for the water discharge, and the companies have built drainage systems to carry the permissible discharges to the river.
Drinking water safety: Although 9% of Arkansans were exposed to drinking water exceeding the violation limit last year, only 4% in Ashley County were exposed to water exceeding these same levels.
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Thank you, for your dedication to Crossett!