Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas and the center point of the nation’s crossroads for business.
Over $1.65 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 17 corporate and regional headquarters, more than 3,250 jobs and 1,050 students by 2024, 29 residential developments, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant mixed-use community. People and businesses alike are drawn to the Chaffee Crossing lifestyle because this is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key.
Over the course of four years, Fort Smith, a Class I city, has prioritized wellness and fitness and has spearheaded a fight against pressing health issues.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors, in collaboration with a number of nonprofits that includes Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority and 64.6 Downtown, formed objectives that have current and long-term value for the community.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Board agreed to give 68 acres at Chaffee Crossing to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education for trails to aid in the wellbeing of students and the community.
Mars PetCare, a long-standing industrial neighbor in Chaffee Crosisng, has been approved for $110 million in tax bonds through the City of Fort Smith.