Community Development

The Chamber works with local and regional organizations, such as the Lions Club, Fine Arts Council, Stepping Stone Sanctuary (mission), Food Pantry, local churches, private foundations, Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, and others to help promote their programs and activities.  The Chamber collaborates with these organizations, nearby communities, the county, state, and federal government to acquire assistance in community enhancement programs and infrastructure.

 

In recent history, the Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Commission worked to secure funding for the Detention Pond, completed in 2013, and the Sims/Talbot Adult Education/Workforce Development Center, completed in 2015.  The chamber championed the concept and was instrumental in advocating for the utilities extension under I-555 (completed in December 2016) that serves the western region of our city’s developing business district.  Following initiatives that spanned 5+ years of efforts, the chamber was successful in acquiring $4,000,000 from congress to make repairs (2016) to the St. Francis River southeast of Trumann.  This initiative restored water control to the U.S. Corps of Engineers and subsequently provided access to the river for tourists, sportsmen and recreational enthusiasts while improving the regions’ economic development.

 

As part of its mission, the Chamber will work to develop and promote enhancement projects in the community and region.  We truly are striving to make Trumann a better place to live, work, and play.