City offices - 308 Fifth St.
18 mi. in Doniphan
miles to US Hwy 60
62 miles to I-55
Ozark Border Electric Cooperative,
headquartered in Poplar Bluff, provides electric power for Grandin.
The city provides water for its residents from its own well. The
water plant has a storage capacity of 80,000 gallons per day, with
peak consumption and plant capacity of 80,000 gallons per day. Grandin
operates its own sewage lagoon.
residents of Grandin obtain telephone service from Windstream. They
do their banking at the Bank of Grandin, which has combined assets
of $157,108,00 million. Within the city limits are the public library and five Protestant churches. For medical services,
residents utilize the Doniphan Hospital, only 18 miles away.
Highway 21 runs directly through Grandin. It is 9 miles to the nearest
four-lane thoroughfare. For air travel, Doniphan Municipal Airport,
which is 13 miles to the south, has a one-mile runway. Jonesboro
Municipal Airport, 92 miles away, is the nearest commercial facility
in the area, and Lambert Field in St. Louis is the closest international
In 2010, the unemployment rate of Carter County was 9.3 percent, with an available workforce of 3,100. Only 289 people in Carter County were unemployed, with 2,811 having gainful employment. The average hourly wage for the county is $9.52. The county's major employers include East Carter County R-2 School District, with 130 employees; Van Buren R-2 School District, with 95 employees; Royal Oak Enterprises, a manufacturer of wood products, with 67 workers; The Landing, a popular vacation resort with canoe/tube rental and restaurant, employing 50 workers; Riverways Manor, a nursing home facility, with 40 employees; and McLane Forest Products, a lumber wholesaler, with 17 employees.
nearest public community college, Three Rivers College,
is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an annual enrollment of 4,500. Arkansas State University, a public four-year college located
in Jonesboro, AR, is the nearest higher learning facility. Fall,
2011, enrollment for the university was 13,920 students.
a 20-mile radius, residents may enjoy the activities at two country
clubs, two public golf courses, and four public parks. Current River
is a popular spot for locals, as well as enthusiasts from across
the state, where they enjoy camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/nature
trails, motor boating, canoe and tube floating, and swimming. Average
temperatures for Grandin run from 16 degrees Fahrenheit in January
to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July.
residents are represented by 153rd District State Representative
Steve Cookson(R) and 25th District State Senator Doug Libla (R).
U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Grandin
in the Eighth Congressional District.