The Jefferson County Quorum Court has set a vote for Dec. 9 on a proposal to levy a 0.5% countywide sales tax to fund economic development efforts in the southern Arkansas county.

Supporters said the tax would generate $45 million over 10 years to bring industry to Jefferson County and Pine Bluff, its largest city. State law would allow the tax revenues to be used for economic development projects, promoting the community to new industries, and job training,

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