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


Oct 31, 2019

The eighth annual Regional Veterans Day Parade and Celebration will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Chaffee Crossing Historic District and will attract longtime supporters and new faces via a veteran’s parade, food trucks, a children’s area, the Medals Presentation and Veterans Honors Ceremony, musical performances, vintage military vehicles, free flu shots and more.


Oct 18, 2019

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority met Thursday for its monthly meeting. Here are three things to know about what’s happening in the southern portion of Fort Smith:


Oct 17, 2019

The Fort Smith Board of Directors passed resolutions Tuesday night approving participation in the Arkansas Tax Back program for Twin Rivers Foods and Nidec Motor Corp. Nidec will be locating a new office of 24 professionals in the Chaffee Crossing HIstoric District. 


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