Pine Bluff is conveniently located in the mid-south region of Arkansas, and serves as the major trade center for the southeast portion of the state. With a population over 57,000, Pine Bluff has it all; a historic downtown district, outdoor recreation, attractions, a diverse manufacturing base and warm, friendly people.
The cultural climate of Pine Bluff is healthy and breathes diversity. The Pine Bluff Convention Center is the state’s largest meeting facility. The Arts and Science Center’s facility features exciting theatrical performances and workshops for children and adults. Pine Bluff also boasts the only Band Museum in the country. It also has a historical museum and a railroad museum. Downtown Pine Bluff is known as the “City of Murals”. The thirteen murals, depicting the history of Pine Bluff, are painted on the outside walls in the heart of downtown.
Recreational opportunities in Pine Bluff range from water sports and some of the best bass fishing in the state on the Arkansas River to golf or tennis. As host to 30-35 bass tournaments each year, Jefferson County Regional Park has earned Pine Bluff the nickname of “Bass Capital of the World.” An Arkansas exhibit at the Delta Rivers Nature Center features dioramas of outdoor activities for hunting and fishing, plus collections of conservation memorabilia.
Pine Bluff’s quality educational facilities guide children from early years to college. Pine Bluff has four public school districts and numerous private schools. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is the second oldest public institution in the state of Arkansas, and the oldest with a black heritage. Southeast Arkansas College features technical career programs as well as a 2-year college curriculum.
Agriculture is a mainstay in Pine Bluff. Jefferson County is located in the heart of a rich agricultural area in the Arkansas River Basin. The leading products include cotton, soybeans, cattle, rice, poultry, timber and catfish. Principle industries in the area are engaged in processing cotton, production of cottonseed oil, paper and wood products, the manufacture of wire products, poultry processing, the manufacture of electric transformers and metal fabrication. Major employers are Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Tyson Foods, International Paper, the Pine Bluff Arsenal and Union Pacific Railroad.
Quality of life and quality living are important to the residents of the city. The citizens of Pine Bluff are warm, caring and friendly people who work hard to help themselves, their families and others. It’s this kind of spirit and attitude that allows Pine Bluff to be consistently selected as one of the state’s Volunteer Communities of the Year. Our motto is “Positively Pine Bluff!” It’s an attitude shared by all of our residents