Owens Corning to build new plant and add jobs

Owens-Corning has announced plans to construct a new 550,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Fort Smith. The new facility will replace the existing plant that the company built in 1984. The project is expected to add five jobs. Read more on Talk Business &...

FSRA unveils new logo

The Fort Smith Regional Alliance is proud to unveil its new logo! The new blue and green chain-link image reflects the collaborative efforts of the organization’s participating counties and their joint commitment to supporting one another in economic development for...

Greenwood to power city buildings with solar energy

The City of Greenwood has partnered with Little Rock-based Scenic Hill Solar to build two solar power plants to provide renewable energy to the city. The project is projected to save the city $48,000 annually. Read about the new energy partnership on Talk Business...

Hytrol to open Fort Smith facility and create 250 jobs

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was in Fort Smith on Monday for the announcement that Arkansas-based manufacturer Hytrol will expand its operations by opening a new facility in the River Valley. The company will invest more than $20 million into the project which is...

ACHE to utilize former Golden Living property for expansion

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is purchasing the former Golden Living headquarters in Fort Smith. The higher education institution will use the 318,000 square-foot property to expand its research operations. According to the article on Talk Business &...

UAFS ranked as one of the south’s best universities

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has been recognized as one of the best universities in the south. The institution ranked #18 on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings.  According to the school’s news release, “The...

Poteau BalloonFest postponed to October 2021

The famous Poteau BalloonFest has been officially postponed until October 2021. Held each fall, the festival draws tens of thousands of visitors from all across the country. Event and community leaders opted to cancel this year’s event due to concerns associated...

Peacemaker Festival to be held July 24-25

Save the date for the annual Peacemaker Festival! Set for July 24-25, the music festival brings thousands to the Fort Smith Riverfront for a special concert series that features country, rock, blues, red dirt, and Americana music acts from around the country. Please...

Carl Albert named Top Online School

Carl Albert State Collee in Oklahoma has been named a Top Online School by Guide to Online Schools. The Poteau-based instituion ranked 17 out of 195 schools on the list. Read more on the school’s website.

Intermodal project awarded $360,000 grant

Great news for the region! According to Talk Business & Politics, “The Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority announced Monday (April 20) it received a $360,000 grant from Economic Development Administration to be used to “conduct an environmental study and a...