A draft report on “Analysis of Impediments” to fair housing in Fort Smith suggests that American Indian, black and Hispanic applicants experienced higher rates of loan denials than white applicants, even after correcting for income.
On a rainy Tuesday, the Fort Smith board of directors discussed multi-million dollar projects necessary in the near future to best usher water out of the city and to best protect the city from a 100-year flood.
An announced economic stimulus plan by President Obama to push billions of dollars into the nation’s transportation infrastructure has stimulated mixed reactions among state and Fort Smith area officials — although several hope a plan will provide more money for Interstate 49.
Fall enrollment figures are up at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, with one university official saying the tight economy is one reason for the increase.
A “major national retirement home builder” and the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball are the only letters of interest received as part of a development plan along the riverfront in downtown Fort Smith, according to a study to be presented Tuesday night (Sept.
Natalie Shirley believes the key economic development challenge for cities, states and regional alliances is responding to current economic challenges while at the same time preparing for future economic growth and reality changes.