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


Sep 5, 2019

Fort Smith regional leaders welcomed new FCRA executive director Daniel Mann to the community Sept. 5. 


Aug 16, 2019

As of Friday morning, August 16, 2019,  a new era at Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority has begun.

 

Daniel Mann, hired July 19, will begin his role as executive director working with various stakeholders, including city staff, elected officials, community groups, businesses, developers and the general public to “coordinate all phases of community and economic development” at Chaffee Crossing, according to the job description.


Aug 15, 2019

Daniel Mann will take up the reigns as the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Friday (Aug. 16). Mann was chosen as the new executive director July 19.


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