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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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Mars Petcare Opens New Plant at Chaffee Crossing

Mars Petcare, the global leader in petcare, opened the doors today to what is not only Arkansas’ first sustainable manufacturing facility, but the first sustainable pet food manufacturing facility in the world. The $80 million, 305,000 square foot state-of-the art plant will produce Mars’ popular line of CESAR® Canine Cuisine for small dogs and has received LEED-Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council.
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Fort Smith’s Major Employers

The Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce just released an updated list of the area’s top employers. As of the year ending 2010, here’s how they line up. Sparks Health System: 2,400 employees Baldor Electric Company: 2,393 employees O.K. Industries: 1,800 … Continue reading

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Fort Smith Neighborhoods and Developments

The Greater Fort Smith Region features some of the best homes in the southwest that are available in all price ranges, neighborhood types and ages. With gentle rolling hills, the Ozark and Boston mountains, pristine lakes and wooded areas wrapping in and around the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers, the rustic beauty of the region is hard to find anywhere else. Continue reading

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Fort Smith Area Real Estate Values

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Historical Fort Smith

During frontier times, Fort Smith was the last law-and-order stop on the way out West. Knowing that history is an important component of a promising future, Fort Smith continues to be a community that relishes its past. Continue reading

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Fort Smith Ranks #1 for Cheapest Place to Live

It seems the south has the least expensive cities in America. Last fall, when the noted Kiplinger report was released, seven of the ten least expensive cities on its list were in Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee.

But the No. 1 city was none other than Fort Smith, Arkansas! Continue reading

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Fort Smith, Arkansas

The Region’s scenic beauty is a hallmark of our quality of life, but is certainly not its only outstanding asset. Fort Smith is also noted for the strong work ethic of its citizens, the clean and progressive industry that drives … Continue reading

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