Cross County is home to a broad range of businesses. Agriculture is the backbone of our Delta oriented economy. Beyond agriculture, our private sector employment in Cross County is diverse. The Trade, Transportation and Utilities industrial sector is the largest private sector employer in the county. A general breakdown of employment by industrial sector and average hourly wage is listed below:
|Industry||% of Employment||Avg. Hourly Wage|
|Trade, Transportation & Utilities||29%||$12.58|
|Educational and Health Services||18%||$11.68|
|Leisure and Hospitality||10%||$4.05|
|Professional and Business Services||5%||$12.68|
|Natural Resources and Mining||4%||$8.63|
Our local manufacturing firms include Eakas Arkansas, a Japanese auto supplier; Matthews Ridgeview Farms, a sweet potato manufacturer; and Mueller Industries, a manufacturer of copper tubing products.
Leisure and Hospitality is a growing sector in our local economy.
To find out more about exciting growth opportunities in Cross County, please contact a member of our staff.