Chaffee Crossing is the Gold Standard in Economic Development!

 

Twice selected by the Association of Defense Communities for the Base Redevelopment Excellence Award (2012 & 2016) and as a Top 5 Development for Logistics by national site selection magazine, Expansion Solutions (2015 & 2016), Chaffee Crossing is earning national recognition for Smart Growth planning that appeals to developers of every category. 

 

Site Profile

 

First-rate infrastructure with access to:

     The intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 49
     Class I Rail (2) and Short Lines (4)
     Arkansas River Ports (2)
     Multiple Trucking Terminals and Warehouse Facilities 

     Regional, commercial airport (FSM)
     Intermodal Handling Facilities

     Little Rock foreign trade sub-zone


Competitive local and state incentives
   "Right to Work” state
   Windmill tax exemption

   Wetlands Mitigation Bank

 

Attractive land costs in new, proactive industrial neighborhood
   Shovel-ready tracts with utilities to site
   Flexible, industrial-friendly zoning

   #1 Manufacturing Hub in Arkansas
   Exceptional, well-established supply chains
   Highly skilled, cross-trained workforce

   Customized workforce training programs available through University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Arkansas Tech University and other educational partners.


Central U.S. location offers LOW costs of:

 

     Doing business
     Labor
     Logistics/transportation of raw materials and finished goods
     Conventional energy - electric and natural gas

     Utilities - City of Fort Smith and City of Barling
     Communications Technology - Fiber optic networks offered by multiple providers

     Outstanding quality of life – Arkansas is” The Natural State”

     Abundant recreation and amenities

 

Recent News


May 21, 2020

USA TODAY reported this week on the WalletHub study that looked at more than 180 cities and took into account 15 metrics for each in two categories: recreation; and rest and relaxation. The amenities developed in Chaffee Crossing are some of the reasons Fort Smith, Arkansas, was chosen as the #6 best place for a "staycation" during the summer of 2020 pandemic.


May 20, 2020

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) graduated its inaugural Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSB) class in a virtual ceremony on Saturday. ACHE is located in Fort Smith’s Chaffee Crossing.


May 6, 2020

The May 6, 2020 edition of The Fort Report includes an important article about the Highway 255 Relocation and Widening project that will have a major impact on Chaffee Crossing development as well as traffic flow through Barling and Fort Smith. This is one of the most expensive and significant ARDOT projects in the Fort Smith region in several years.   


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