Fort Smith Regional Alliance News
Congratulations to Mulberry Mayor Gary D. Baxter on receiving the award for Rural Advocate of the Year at the 2023 Arkansas Rural Development Conference!
Congratulations to FSRA Board Member Dr. Ken Warden on his appointment as Arkansas Department of Higher Education Commissioner!
Good news for Oklahoma home owners and buyers! The Oklahoma Department of Commerce shared that the state recently ranked fourth on the Moneywise "States with the Lowest Average Mortgage Down Payment Requirement." Read the full article here.
Monument Trails were recently featured in Outside Magazine and awarded the publication’s 2023 Travel Award for best mountain biking in the United States!
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce will host its 104th Annual Chamber Banquet on April 27. For tickets or additional information, visit the Poteau Chamber of Commerce website.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) announced that Arkansas has been named among the top 10 states in the nation for having the highest number of micropolitan projects.
U.S. Air Force selects Fort Smith’s Ebbing Air Force Base as site for long-term pilot training center
Ebbing Air force Base has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to be the long-term pilot training center supporting F-16 and F-35 fighter planes purchased by Singapore, Switzerland, Poland, Germany and other countries participating in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. It is estimated that the mission will bring approximately 900 military members and their families to the greater Fort Smith Region.
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) celebrated the officially opening of its Research Institute Health and Wellness Center on March 10.