The City of Fort Smith 2019 budget includes payment for Chaffee Crossing development incentives related to donated land for past industrial projects.
Fort Smith will pay about $131,000 in 2019 to the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority as part of incentives that brought companies to the city.
FCRA donated land to Graphic Packaging, Mars Petcare and Umarex USA when the three businesses wanted to relocate to Fort Smith. In return, the city and Sebastian County pay a certain amount of money or a portion of the estimated revenue from the general property taxes paid by the companies, according to the contracts provided to the Times Record.
FCRA Board of Trustees continue search for new executive director.
A new master of biomedical science program will begin July 26 at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) in Fort Smith. The program will provide “rigorous post-graduate training in basic science” to students who want to become physicians or further their careers in medical professions but who are not ready for a medical degree program.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Personnel Committee approved Friday, March 29, the process it wants to use in the hiring of the organization’s next director.