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.
Mars Petcare will receive 50% off its property taxes for the next 10 years as a state-supported economic development incentive.
The site produces pet food for many popular brands, including Eukanuba, Iams, Cesar, Pedigree, Royal Canin and Temptations cat treats. It is a part of the Mars food corporate family.
The 3rd River Valley Duathlon may not occur until Sunday, April 26, but the early deadline for registration is less than a month away for the 5k/11.8 mile/5k run/bike race.
After a lengthy process, the city has narrowly given the go-ahead to sell property that was the site of a construction project that turned sour.
After months of discussion and two votes, the Fort Smith Board of Directors voted to sell the city-owned property that is the former River Valley Sports Complex.