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Griffin: New FedEx Site to Employ Over 150 Arkansans

February 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after taking part in FedEx Corporation’s groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility in Southwest Pulaski County:

“We in Central Arkansas learned a long time ago that when FedEx wants to grow jobs in Arkansas our answer should be a resounding yes! Today's groundbreaking is great news because over one hundred and fifty Arkansans will have good-paying jobs that will allow them to provide for their families. This is an excellent example of federal, state and local officials working closely with the private sector. Thank you FedEx for choosing Arkansas as the home of your new distribution facility.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.


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