Flags of Progress
Have you seen the bright yellow flags around town and wondered what they were or what business was going there? Look no further! Each tab below has information about the locations of the flags.
The City of Paragould broke ground in 2021 on the city’s first trail system, the 8 Mile Creek Trail. The groundbreaking was made possible by the efforts of the Greene County Future Fund. In 2016, the Future Fund began working with a grant writer and the City of Paragould for initiatives that could improve the quality of life in Greene County. Through these efforts there have been nearly one million dollars over three grant cycles to provide this amenity to the citizens of Paragould and surrounding communities. Urban biking, hiking, and walking trails are a much-needed addition to our existing park system.
Mayor Josh Agee states “Paragould must be bold and create an environment that not only retains our talent but attracts talent within surrounding regions. We are on a job interview everyday with prospective residents. I want my children to live here when they grow up, a place where everyone else in our region says, I want to be a part of what is going on in Paragould.”
“An announcement like this, that our City and a local non-profit, have made such a monumental investment in the quality of life for our residents, gives us one more attribute that makes Paragould a wonderful and thriving community, that we are lucky to call home,” said Allison Hestand, Economic Developer and CEO of Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Neely Camp, mom, wife, local businesswoman and Future Fund member states “this trail will promote healthy lifestyles and provide miles for walking, running, and biking. I can’t wait to explore it with my kids. A community of our size needs next level quality of life features.”
The 8 Mile Creek Trail will provide a safer route for individuals that want to take their kids, dogs, friends or family on walks, strolls or even a jog. It is a multi-generational trial that will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Paragould. The trail's primary focus is connectivity. Once all proposed phases are completed it will connect most of our city parks, downtown, and several of our public school sites.
To learn more about the Eight Mile Creek Trail, visit greenecountyfuturefund.com.
Downtown Paragould is bustling with new growth and activity. If you drive down the streets, you will see various construction and renovation projects going on daily.
Coming soon to Downtown Paragould:
- 1812 Pizza Company - Expected opening during 2022 Quarter 2. If you'd like a preview of their menu, check out their website here.
- Twisted Goose - Expected opening during 2022 Quarter 2. Visit their Facebook page here to stay up to date.
- Innovation Center - Currently taking bids for architecture and engineer services.
- The Foundry - Expansion expected to open 2022 Quarter 2.
- The Community Pavilion - Groundbreaking occurred March 2022. This will be the home of the Paragould Farmers' Market.
Other changes to Downtown Paragould:
- Backroad Social expanded
- Lotus & Crow opened
- Blush opened
For a complete listing of Downtown businesses and events visit here.
Left: Innovation Center; Right: Community Pavilion
New things are coming to Town West Shopping Center. Check out this post from Gazaway & White Real Estate.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Starbucks corporate café will be located along West Kingshighway on the Mitchell Funeral Home re-development site in front of Lowes.
Freddy’s, named for the founders’ father and WWII Veteran Freddy Simon, strives to serve fresh All-American food without a long wait.
Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 33,000 stores worldwide, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.
If you have a business that is bringing jobs and growth to the city of Paragould, contact Allison Hestand at 870-236-7684 to learn more.