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
Competitive local and state incentives
#1 Manufacturing Hub in Arkansas
Exceptional, well-established supply chains
Highly skilled, cross-trained workforce
"Right to Work” state
Windmill tax exemption
Attractive land costs in new, proactive industrial neighborhood
Shovel-ready tracts with utilities to site
Flexible, industrial-friendly zoning


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
     Communications Technology - Fiber optic networks offered by multiple providers
     Outstanding quality of life – Arkansas is” The Natural State”

Recent News


Jul 20, 2017

The Chaffee Crossing HIstoric Preservation Organization received a grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to complete renovation of Barracks #823, known as the Elvis Barracks.


Jul 5, 2017

FCRA and the City of Fort Smith Parks Department were approved for a $500,000 TAP grant from the AR Highway and Transportation Department in 2016. The funds will be used to connect and extend Phase I of the new Chaffee Crossing trails plan. In 2015, FCRA committed to spending up to $1.5 million to complete three phases of trails through Chaffee Crossing (approx. 6 miles) and the City of Fort Smith agreed to match that amount. 


Jun 26, 2017

FCRA executive director, Ivy Owen, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 John Lynch Base Redevelopment Leadership Award by the Assoc. of Defense Communities.


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