Whether it’s joining together to put on Esperanza Bonanza every spring or backing an award-winning band or athletic team in fall and winter; Marion residents are quick to turn out and support their city. You’ll find them watching or coaching youth sports, putting up Christmas trees for the downtown holiday forest, hiding eggs for the community Easter egg hunt or just picking up trash to beautify the city. Marion residents are proud of their city and pitch in to help make it even better.
But it’s not just community spirit that makes Marion such a great place to live. It’s a well-trained police department (one officer for every 600 residents); one of the state’s top volunteer fire departments; and prompt and efficient delivery of city services. It’s a brand-new library, built with private donations; new playground equipment bought with community contributions and installed with community labor; and it’s a recreation complex that’s the envy of Eastern Arkansas.
For years, agriculture formed the heart of Marion’s economy, and it’s still a crucial part of life in our community. But Marion’s location in the heart of the nation – at the junction of two interstates, two rail lines and the Mississippi River – has made it a prime candidate for future growth in the light manufacturing and distribution fields.
We’re proud of Marion. Come see us, and you’ll understand why.