A new organization of local businesses was born just after the first of this year. The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association LLC, or FSDBA, brings together the development and promotion of local services, shopping, entertaining, and dining, along with the history and values of the community’s traditions. 

The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce works hard every day to promote individual businesses, industry sectors, and the overall regional economy. The local chamber takes multitasking to a new level. 

In the late 1970s and early 1980s a man named Andres Duany and his architectural partners formulated the principles of new urbanism. These principles seek to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment by developing mixed-use, smart growth communities that encompass all aspects of life within walkable neighborhoods.

Over the last few years the rising cost of college education and student debt has generated a lot of heated discussion.  In this climate of anxiety, trade schools or vocational/technical (vo-tech) schools have emerged as alternatives to traditional colleges.

Wow! This fourth issue of B-Savvy celebrates the end of our first year in business. What an adventure it has been!

Most of the jobs created in this country are created in small businesses. Locally, Chaffee Crossing is at the forefront of business growth and job creation.

Chaffee Crossing: Report from Ivy Owen, Executive Director, Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

UAFS College of Business: Dr. Ashok Subramanian, Dean of the College of Business, explains the economic and social aspects the University brings to our community 

64.6 Downtown: Report on downtown Fort Smith intitiatives from John McIntosh


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