The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport and Industrial Park is located three miles north of Walnut Ridge. Local utilities provide excellent cooperation to new and existing industries, and the city of Walnut Ridge has an ISO rating of 3.

The park is owned by the City of Walnut Ridge, with the Walnut Ridge Airport Commission as the controlling body. The Walnut Ridge Economic Development team is the sole authority for the 159.4 acres located in the industrial park.

The Regional Airport and Industrial Park covers 2,200 acres of industrial-zoned property. Approximately one half of the property is used by industry, while the remaining half is leased farmland.

In addition to those in the industrial park, there are industries located throughout the county.

Established industries in the county include:

Douglas Quikut
Frit Industries
Industrial Metal Finishing, Inc.
Iron Mountain Metal Works
Jones & Vining
LACO Manufacturing Company
Morgan Buildings
Universal Asset Management
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
V&B Manufacturing

Lawrence County has a civilian labor force of 7,350, 6,800 of whom are employed. Approximately 550 are unemployed for an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent.

In 2005 the total personal income for Lawrence County was $333,645,000. Per capita income in 2005 was $19,469.

Source: Department of Workforce Services

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