Chaffee Crossing is the Gold Standard in Economic Development!

 

Twice selected by the Association of Defense Communities for the Base Redevelopment Excellence Award (2012 & 2016) and as a Top 5 Development for Logistics by national site selection magazine, Expansion Solutions (2015 & 2016), Chaffee Crossing is earning national recognition for Smart Growth planning that appeals to developers of every category. 

 

Site Profile

 

First-rate infrastructure with access to:

     The intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 49
     Class I Rail (2) and Short Lines (4)
     Arkansas River Ports (2)
     Multiple Trucking Terminals and Warehouse Facilities

     Regional, commercial airport (FSM)
     Intermodal Handling Facilities
Competitive local and state incentives
#1 Manufacturing Hub in Arkansas
Exceptional, well-established supply chains
Highly skilled, cross-trained workforce
"Right to Work” state
Windmill tax exemption
Attractive land costs in new, proactive industrial neighborhood
Shovel-ready tracts with utilities to site
Flexible, industrial-friendly zoning


Central U.S. location offers LOW costs of:

 

     Doing business
     Labor
     Logistics/transportation of raw materials and finished goods
     Conventional energy - electric and natural gas

     Utilities
     Communications Technology - Fiber optic networks offered by multiple providers
     Outstanding quality of life – Arkansas is” The Natural State”

Recent News


Mar 13, 2017

Mars Inc. was recently named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, compiled by the Great Place to Work, for the fifth consecutive year. Mars Petcare, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., manufactures several kinds of pet food in a facility in Fort Smith’s Chaffee Crossing.


Jan 17, 2017

Chaffee Crossing was honored by national site selector magazine, Expansion Solutions, to be selected for the second year in a row with the Logistics Award of Excellence.


Jan 15, 2017

With a successful new 5,000-square-foot furniture store serving as a cornerstone development in the World War II-era warehouses, this Planned Zoning District near the Museum of Chaffee History and Chaffee Barbershop Museum includes a future microbrewery, pizza restaurant and engineering firm.


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