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


Jan 13, 2021

 
FCRA Office Closed - New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 & Wednesday, January 1, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE FCRA STAFF!
 

Western AR Runners - Frozen Bun 10K - New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Noon, WAR Bldg, Ellis St., Chaffee Crossing Historic District

 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, January 23, 2020

3:30 p.m.

Media Center

7801 Ellis St., Fort Smith

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule
Click here for the Nature Center's event schedule.  


Nov 23, 2020

With hearts full of thanks, we share the latest from Chaffee Crossing. The November 2020 newsletter is full of stories about people and their accomplishments. We hope you enjoy the articles and recognize we are thankful for each and every person behind them. 

 


Nov 5, 2020

Building activity in the Fort Smith region declined in October, but the industry is still on pace for annual growth. For the first 10 months of the year, permitted building in the region is up 34.7% from the same period in 2019.

 


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