Fort Smith Regional Alliance News
Mulberry to receive $4 million for Industrial Park
The City of Mulberry will receive $4 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements to its Industrial Park area.
Local communities to host holiday events
The holidays are a wonderful time to get out and explore the Fort Smith region!
Rheem in Fort Smith to add 100 new jobs
Rheem announced on November 7 that it will invest $20 million into its Fort Smith plant. The expansion will add an estimated 100 jobs.
Dobson celebrates multi-million dollar expansion in Poteau
Dobson Fiber announced a new multi-million dollar expansion project on October 19 that will benefit the Poteau region.
Owens-Corning to expand Fort Smith operation
Owens-Corning, a global building and construction materials corporation, has announced that it will expand operations at its Fort Smith.
According to KNWA, Owens-Corning, which “produces fiberglass composite, insulation, and roofing materials, began in February 2021 to build a new 550,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and will now invest an additional $24.5 million for machinery and new construction at its existing facility on Planter Road.”
ACHE hosts Fort Smith Regional Alliance Meeting
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Chaffee Crossing recently hosted the Fort Smith Regional Alliance’s meeting.
October 19 is “Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day”
Happy "Support Your Chamber of Commerce Day!" The Fort Smith Regional Alliance wishes to say thank you to all the local chambers of commerce! Many of these organizations play actives roles in FSRA and they are key at driving economic development in their cities and...
Arkansas recognized as a top retirement destination
Looking to retire? Check out Arkansas! According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), Arkansas was recently named one of the best places for retirees in the
UAFS $18.7 million gift from Windgate Foundation to benefit nursing and arts programs
On September 9, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) announced it had received the largest single gift in its 94-year history – $18.7 million from the Windgate Foundation to expand the university’s acclaimed nursing and visual arts programs.
Dobson Fiber announces multi-million dollar expansion
Fort Smith and Barling leaders gathered for a special groundbreaking ceremony on August 3 to celebrate Dobson Fiber’s announcement of a multi-million dollar expansion project.