Roby Brock says Heber Springs will get some new jobs from a French-owned auto parts maker. A dividend from Gov. Beebe’s excellent European adventure? Might as well say so. (Just don’t mention the loss of aircraft manufacturing jobs since then.)

Viva le trade missions. But industries generally add jobs where they think they are best situated to operate most profitably and efficiently, not because of glad-handing and soft soap.

UPDATE: The $14 million expansion of an existing facility will create 250 jobs.