Baxter County moving ‘Forward’ as chamber unveils economic plan

Photo: Glenbriar Commons, a residential housing community located at 16th Street and Laurel Road in Mountain Home, will include three-bedroom homes for families and patio homes for those 55 and over. Glenbriar Commons is being developed by Leisure Homes Corporation of Mountain Home.

The sounds of heavy equipment, hammers, saws and drills are permeating throughout Mountain Home with multiple high-dollar commercial and residential construction projects underway.

Photo: A new two-story administration building is under construction for Hospice of the Ozarks at the corner of Burnett and Long next to Hospice House.

The projects span numerous needs in the Twin Lakes Area, including healthcare, senior housing, manufacturing, finance, retail and government.

Photo: Anstaff Bank is adding a second location in Mountain Home at the corner of Wallace Knob Road and U.S. Highway 62/412.

Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jeff Pipkin says the projects point to a strong economy in the area that is strengthening.


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Photo: American Epoxy Scientific is adding 30,000 square feet to its Mountain Home facility at 500 East 16th Street in Mountain Home.

Pipkin says other new projects are being discussed.


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Pipkin says a couple of unidentified businesses are taking a hard look at the Mountain Home area.


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The Baxter County Forward action plan will be unveiled Tuesday morning at 10 at the Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home with a launch party. Local community leaders and Arkansas Tourism Director Jim Daily will be on hand for the unveiling.

The plan outlines key area economic development goals based on community input.

Photo: A new 140-bed facility will combine the operations of Pine Lane Therapy and Living and Hiram Shaddox Geriatric Health and Rehabilitation at 1100 Pine Tree Lane in Mountain Home.

Photo: Construction continues on the $4.2 million expansion of the Baxter County Detention Center.

Photo: Construction continues at the Murphy Oil USA station at 50 North Walmart Drive in Mountain Home.

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