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Paul Harvel: Mission Accomplished (Editorial)

Paul Harvel, who led chambers of commerce throughout Arkansas, left an enduring legacy. read more >
(From left:) Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mays, commander support staff; Capt. Alicia Doyel, 188th Wing executive officer; Col. Jeremiah Gentry, 188th Wing commander; Col. Sara Stigler, 188th Wing vice commander; Command Chief Master Sgt. Carl Schneider, 188th Wing command chief; and Senior Airman Alexus Rhone, commander support staff.
Government & Politics

Air Force Makes It Official, Selecting Fort Smith for Fighter Jet Program

Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken said the new mission could provide as much as $1 billion in economic activity. read more >
James Ibison with Ibison Masons prepares to cut a decorative stone for Gateway Park at the east entrance of downtown Fort Smith.
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Fort Smith Fights to Find Its ‘Best Version’Lock Icon

Fort Smith’s growth lags behind that of Little Rock and northwest Arkansas, but city leaders say there is cause for optimism. read more >
Whirlpool's former 1.2 million-SF plant at 6400 Jenny Lind Road in Fort Smith.
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Phoenix Investors Buys Former Whirlpool Plant in Fort Smith

Phoenix Investors LLC of Milwaukee has purchased the 1.5 million-SF former Whirlpool manufacturing facility on Jenny Lind Road in Fort Smith. read more >
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Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith. read more >
Ed Harmon, chairman of Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, and his son, Steve, have purchased approximately 1 million SF of warehouse space in Fort Smith.
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Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space. read more >
A row of Garrison Avenue storefronts from the 1880s and 1890s is being redeveloped into apartments and retail space by Griffin Properties of Fort Smith. | (Photo by Gwen Moritz)
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Developments Old, New Suit Fort Smith

Fort Smith is not only the site of the future U.S. Marshals Museum, but also nearly 1,000 new jobs (by 2021) and a new $30 million headquarters for ArcBest Corp. on the east side of town at Chaffee Crossing. read more >
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Fort Smith Chamber Leader: Region Will End 2012 ‘On A Good Note’ Despite Recent Struggles

At an economic outlook luncheon at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce COO Tim Allen delivers some promising news about 12 companies interested in moving to the region. read more >