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Mayor Sandy Sanders on Why Fort Smith's Strength Not in Short Supply

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Sandy Sanders was elected mayor of Fort Smith in 2010 after serving as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority for six years.

Fort Smith Prepares to Celebrate 200th Anniversary

by Associated Press 7/28/2017 11:18 am

Officials in a western Arkansas city are finalizing events for the town's 200th anniversary next year.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Economic Benefits Touted for Osteopathic Locations

by Mark Friedman 8/31/2015 12:00 am

The two osteopathic medical schools under development in Arkansas are expected to give their areas a financial lift.

Update: Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack Retires

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 4:55 pm

Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack announced his retirement Friday morning, and the city's board of directors named his deputy, Jeff Dingman, as a temporary replacement.

Investment, Jobs Buoy Fort Smith's Chaffee Crossing

by Marty Cook 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000-acre Army surplus property in Fort Smith, continues to be a popular development destination in its new civilian life, playing host to a spate of expansion and relocation announcements during the past year.

Gambling Near Fort Smith Continues to Expand

by Marty Cook 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Western Arkansas remains an attractive target market for American Indian tribes seeking to expand their gambling business. That’s borne out by a couple of planned and new projects.

Fort Smith, Fayetteville Mayors See Need for Deeper Arkansas River

by Marty Cook 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Many mayors of Arkansas cities would like to see the Arkansas River’s shipping channel deepened from 9 feet to 12 feet to facilitate more efficient barge traffic. Deeper water means heavier barges, and that means lower shipping costs, which means cheaper products for the rest of us.

In Fort Smith, Leaders Building A ‘Post-Industrial’ World

by Marty Cook 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Fort Smith took a hard hit in the recession and lost a bounty of jobs when Whirlpool ceased operations in the city in 2012. There have been a number of job announcements for Fort Smith throughout the past year, but those announcements haven’t helped tax revenue.

Walton Foundation Delivers $1M for Fort Smith River Trail

by Luke Jones 10/30/2013 12:55 pm

Fort Smith Parks & Recreation today announced it had received a $1 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation for the purpose of developing an exercise trail along the city's riverfront.

Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith Continues to Attract Projects

by Chris Bahn 8/26/2013 12:00 am

A drive through the intersection of Zero Street and Massard Road in Fort Smith illustrates what a popular spot for local businesses the area has become. A bank, a shopping center and a mini-storage complex are among the enterprises that have set up shop near where the two streets meet.

Fort Smith Unveils Plaque Marking City Time Capsule

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2013 12:00 am

The city of Fort Smith on Thursday unveiled a plaque marking the site of a city time capsule on the west entrance of the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Help May Be Coming for Fort Smith Startups

by Mark Carter 11/23/2010 11:08 am

Fort Smith early-stage entrepreneurs must look to the University of Arkansas and then, perhaps, to Little Rock for nurturing. Mayor-elect Sandy Sanders wants to make it easier for local startups to get it at home.