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County Seat of Nevada County 

Prescott is strategically located between Memphis and Dallas along Interstate 30 in a predominately rural area of Southwest Arkansas. Prescott is a community of 3296. Prescott offers a mild, four season climate. The average high is 77 degrees, with an average low of 54 degrees. Over the course of a year, Prescott typically receives 55.37 inches of precipitation. The rural nature of the community brings many quality of life advantages to families. The school district is smaller allowing for more hands-on time with children. The low crime rate in the community is attractive to many who want to raise their families without the fear often associated with living in a larger community. Several neighborhoods have adopted crime watch areas. The sense of community and the ability to be involved in all aspects of the community’s life are appealing to many people. Even though Prescott and Nevada County are rural, we are a short drive from many larger communities. Just 45 miles from Texarkana, which has many shopping, dining and entertainment options. The attractions offered at Hot Springs, a popular convention and vacation area, are only an hour and five minutes away. Little Rock is located 90 miles up Interstate 30 and host a wide range of social activities including theatre, dinner theatre, concerts and sporting events. For those who like a more natural form of recreation the area boast five state parks within a 45 mile radius of Prescott. Hunting, fishing and boating opportunities abound in the area. Many people travel from other countries and states to enjoy the camping and fishing opportunities found at White Oak Lake State Park located in Nevada County. Prescott has all the convenient services of a large community. From internet accessibility to pet grooming to automotive repair and restoration. Services are provided by local merchants who quickly know your name and preferences. Likewise, the community is continually striving to improve the quality of life in the area. The City of Prescott and Nevada County have a new $1,000,000 library and recent efforts have resulted in the restoration of the old Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot (which houses the Nevada County Museum) and the refurbishment of all the sidewalks downtown. Prescott is home to three primary care clinics that serve the population of 3,296. Each of the primary care clinics also have specialist who come into their clinics on periodic basis. Our Pafford Medical Services offers a quick response time for local residents and businesses. The community is served by Wadley Regional Medical Center of Hope. The transport time by ambulance is 13 minutes. Prescott has regional access to a large number of educational institutions. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope (15 miles) provides many job training activities for area businesses, including courses for Holcim (Formally Firestone Building Products) located in Prescott. Cossatot Technical College Extension Center in Nashville (35 miles) offers customized training opportunities for area industries on a regular basis. SAU Tech is a technical twoyear college that is located in East Camden (50 miles) and specializes in training for defense and aerospace industries. Three four-year universities are located within 30 miles of Prescott. Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University offer a wide range of four-year degree programs and are located in Arkadelphia (30 miles by I-30). Southern Arkansas University is located in Magnolia (30 miles) and offers several liberal arts programs as well as industry specific classes. Just a little further away in Texarkana (45 miles via I-30) is Texarkana College, which has a number of technical classes offered as part of the standard curriculum and Texas A&M University-Texarkana offers our leaders of tomorrow with a high quality, rewarding and affordable education experience. Prescott’s employers draw workers from a 12 County population base of 227,143. The community’s central location and access to post-secondary education and training options add to the availability of the area’s workforce. The labor shed offers diverse skills sets and employment opportunities, with the largest sector being manufacturing. Approximately 22 percent of the region’s workforce is employed in manufacturing, with services and retail also well represented. The Prescott workforce is prepared and eager to meet its existing and future employers’ labor needs

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