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With roots in the Old West and an eye looking toward the 21st century, Fort Smith blends its heritage and ambition to recruit economic development to Arkansas' western border.

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education's Research Institute Health and Wellness Center provides the community with resources for wellness.

Mission to Teach Medicine Sparks ACHE Expansion

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) continues to grow, expand and provide access to health care and holistic wellness.

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has the lowest four-year tuition rate in the state and offers over 70 academic routes.

UAFS: Accessibility Leads to Excellence

Now in its 20th year of joining the University of Arkansas System as a four-year university, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has come a long way since its founding in 1928 as an extension of the local high school.

Proximity to I-49 makes Fort Smith a hub for manufacturing.

Big-Name Companies Make City Manufacturing Mainstay

See the companies the made Fort Smith a manufacturing hub.

Location, Workers Key to Fort Smith’s Economic Growth

Though the recession has caused job losses for several of Fort Smith’s manufacturers, the region has seen several new employers start up, and existing businesses expand.

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