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Fort Smith Under New Mayoral Leadership

On Election Day in 2010, Fort Smith voters elected a new mayor for the first time in nearly 20 years – Sandy Sanders.

Sanders, 67, a retired Whirlpool executive, has vowed to focus his mayoral efforts on economic development. Sanders credited the success of his campaign on what he called the “vision of what Fort Smith could and should be.” Last year, Sanders served as interim president of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce for five months. During that time, Sanders said he saw the need for a mayor who understands business. Continue reading

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Umarex USA Officially Opens New Facility

After a year and a half of construction, Umarex USA celebrated the official opening of operations at their new facility on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010. Located at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the new North American headquarters for Umarex is just six miles from their previous location. Over 150 people including area citizens, state and city officials, and Umarex employees gathered at the front of the new building for the ceremony. Master gunsmith, Danny Williams, performed the ribbon cutting honors, while Ryan Hunt and Sean Shipman, fired five blank rounds each to mark the official beginning of operations at the new facility. Continue reading

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Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Continues Mission of Transformation

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority was established to develop a set of recommendations for reutilization and development of the 6,000 acres, including removal or disposal of more than 600 World War II-era temporary wood frame buildings comprising about 2 million square feet of floor space. The redevelopment property is called Chaffee Crossing and its goal is to “create an attractive, upscale development that includes sound infrastructure, quality housing, recreational and community facilities, retail establishments and businesses that provide above–average paying jobs.” Continue reading

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New Mitsubishi Plant Coming to Fort Smith

Mitsubishi announces intention to locate wind manufacturing plant in Arkansas
Company plans to invest $100 million, and create as many as 400 jobs Continue reading

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Rural Sebastian County

Aside from its county seats of Fort Smith and Greenwood, Sebastian County has a number of smaller, more rural communities. Ever heard the expression, “Close your eyes and you’ll miss the town?” Sebastian County has several such “spots in the … Continue reading

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