Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas and also the center point of the nation’s crossroads for business. Over $1.2 BILLION in capital investments have been made since 1997 when the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority trust was formed. Today, a number of industrial and commercial businesses have established here helping to create more than 1,400 jobs, 19 residential developments and a number of recreational amenities. People live, work and play here every day. This is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key. Get on board now--Chaffee Crossing is a community on the rise!

Recent News


Jan 17, 2017

Chaffee Crossing was honored by national site selector magazine, Expansion Solutions, to be selected for the second year in a row with the Logistics Award of Excellence.


Jan 15, 2017

With a successful new 5,000-square-foot furniture store serving as a cornerstone development in the World War II-era warehouses, this Planned Zoning District near the Museum of Chaffee History and Chaffee Barbershop Museum includes a future microbrewery, pizza restaurant and engineering firm.


Dec 14, 2016

Mars Petcare will invest at least $72 million to expand its Fort Smith pet food manufacturing plant and add as many as 130 jobs over the next few years.


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