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Union County

Important Assets
  • Shawnee Hills Wine Trail located in the county . There are eleven wineries located along a 40 mile trail that attracts visitors from outside the region.
  • Site of Lincoln Douglas debate in Jonesboro. The Lincoln Heritage Trail, a series of highways that link communities with ties to Abraham Lincoln, passes through the county.
  • Other incentives: New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC).
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 1,287 Employees
  • Retail Trade: 671 Employees
  • Accommodation and Food Services: 331 Employees

By the Numbers

Median Household Income
Poverty Rate

Anna-Jonesboro Opportunity Zone

Union County: Anna Jonesboro Wine Trail Tourism

The Assets
  • Located along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
  • 12 wineries located within 20 miles of Anna Jonesboro.
  • 150,000 visitors to the Wine Trail annually.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in a new hotel for wine trail tourists from outside the region.
  • Invest in downtown businesses/restaurants that serve wine trail tourists.

Union County: Anna Jonesboro Lincoln Heritage Museum/Historical Center

The Assets
  • Located on the National Lincoln Heritage Trail.
  • Site of Lincoln Douglas debate.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in construction of a Lincoln Douglas debate museum/historical center.
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