An Arkansas Economic Development Commission news release reports CZ-USA, a subsidiary of Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), will make Little Rock its headquarters and invest $90 million in the plant.
Česká zbrojovka Group will use 73 acres at the port to produce firearms for defense, shooting competition and sport shooting.
The AEDC quoted Bogdan Heczko, chairman of the CZ-USA board, as saying Arkansas was chosen in a multi-state search for its “workforce, culture, business climate and industry support.”
Construction is to begin immediately with initial startup in March 2020 and phased-in production. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde all cheered the news, said to be the biggest industrial announcement in Little Rock in a decade.