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Old 01-13-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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My wife and I are thinking of accepting a job transfer to Magnolia, Arkansas, and was wondering if anyone would be willing to shed some light on the area, pros & cons, etc of moving to there (am currently living in Gainesville, Fla).

I am in the engineering field--if the job were to disappear in 1-2 yrs how hard would it be to find another?!?

I am a tad bit nervous/excited...just wondering what expert opinions were. I have awhile to accept it, so please be detailed about the area if possible.

Thanks
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, AR
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I have lived in Mgnolia, AR for over 20 years and would be glad to offer some insights.
If you have not already, google Magnolia Arkansas and check out the city, chamber and Economic Development web sites.
That will supply a good overview and may give you the basis for some more detailed questions I can answer.
The community works hard to define and address the needs of the future. In Many way Magnolia is typical of a lot of smaller Southern communities and many would say it is a good combination of the good old days and the days to come.
Southern Arkansas University is a tremendous asset to Magnolia. Major campus inprovements and additions will stand SAU in good stead for the future.
Our economy is more diversified than many similar cities in Arkansas. We are not immune to national trends, both good and bad, but they are always more moderate here.
The state tourism web site - Arkansas Vacations for affordable family fun Official Arkansas tourism information Arkansas Vacations Official Arkansas tourism information is a great resource and has a relocation link that may help.
With a little more info as to the work you are considering and your question I will be glad to try to help.

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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I am in the engineering field--if the job were to disappear in 1-2 yrs how hard would it be to find another?!?
You're not going to stumble across many professional-level jobs in Magnolia, except at the university.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, AR
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Default Jobs in Magnolia AR

Major corporations in and around are Albemarle (3 Plants with frequent engineering openings (Albemarle Corporation Home) SAPA (Formerly Alcoa- slow now due to new home construction decline, Southern Arkansas University, Deltic Timber and Southern Alumnium (Southern Aluminum | Folding Tables, Banquet Tables, Banquet Table, Lightweight Folding tables).
Most folks from other parts of the country are pleasantly surpised at housing cost.
Glad to answer questions!
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