Mercy Fort Smith plans $162 million expansion

Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith recently announced that it will undergo a $162 million expansion. According to 5News, “The ER will be expanded from 29 to 50 rooms and ICU capacity will be expanded from 38 to 64 rooms with a concept that provides better workflow and...

FSRA featured on CDI podcast

The Fort Smith Regional Alliance was recently featured on the University of Central Arkansas’ Community Development Institute’s podcast. During the program, Chair Drake Smith and Dr. Ken Warden shared about the Alliance’s ten-year history and...

Fort Smith named site of pilot training center

Fort Smith’s Ebbing Air National Guard Base has been selected to serve as a pilot training center. According to 5News, the base “will host 36 F-35 aircraft and a Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16 squadron.” The center is projected to have a...

UAFS unveils new logo

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has unveiled its official new logo! Read the full story on Talk Business & Politics.

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...