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ARCO to Hold Meeting for in Mt. Ida to Address Munro Shoe Factory Closing

Mount Ida, AR – The Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachita’s (ARCO) and the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Montgomery County Economic Opportunity Meeting. The Meeting will be held October 2nd at 10:00 am at the Mount Ida United Methodist Family Life Center.

The goal of the meeting is to discuss economic opportunities and strategies to move Montgomery County forward.  Topics to be discussed include: a status update on the closing of the Munro Shoe factory; possible future uses for the Munro Shoe factory building; educational and entrepreneurial opportunities; community strategies for recruiting families and former residents. Approximately 85 people lost their job when Munro announced its closure in August of this year.

This meeting is open to the public and all Montgomery County residents are invited to attend. For more information about the Montgomery County Economic Opportunity Meeting please contact the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce at 867-2726.

ARCO serves Montgomery, Polk, and Scott Counties with a mission to lead in promoting and advancing sustainable prosperity and well-being for the people of west central Arkansas through broad-based development including economic, community, educational and leadership initiatives. This meeting is open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the appropriate office as soon as possible prior to the activity.