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


Jul 22, 2020

The July edition of the Chaffee Crossing Connection newsletter is chock full of updates and insights. It's a quick read, so don't miss this opportunity to be in the know about the developments in the fastest-growing part of the Fort Smith region.

 

Feature articles include The HUB at Providence mixed-use development, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education activity, residential neighborhoods, Historic District development, and community events and activities. 


Jun 24, 2020

FCRA's June newsletter highlights the strong momentum Chaffee Crossing is experiencing in spite of current economic challenges, data from our 2019 Annual Report, and exciting stories about new developers, new projects, and community events. Summer 2020 is off to a bright start!


Jun 24, 2020

Arkansas College for Health Education (ACHE) will begin accepting applications for its school of physical therapy July 1. The three-year program will focus on hands-on, clinical experience with students graduating with a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.


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