Central Business Improvement District - CBID
are the primary
driving force for the recruitment,
retention, increasing property values, employment and housing opportunities for Downtown Fort Smith.
We are committed to an action-oriented operating philosophy and strive to
simplify the process of starting, maintaining and growing a business
Downtown Fort Smith.
We can also assist in the initial plans to
help the developer in the application
process for Historic Tax Credits. Although
once thought to be too difficult a process
we now know the rules of the game and have
been awarded both State and Federal Tax Credits on several projects
recently totaling over $700,000.00 to the
investor. Call us early in the planning
process for assistance. You can also learn
more at the Arkansas Preservation web site
more History on the local Fort Smith CBID - History
- Develop and promote
positive marketing for the
district and develop and maintain
the branding of the area as a
- Build relationships
with property owners.
- Encourage property
owners to develop their property, lease it or sell it -
- Seek out new
businesses, residential, grocery, expanded retail, more entertainment/dining,
corporate headquarters, boutique
hotel, saving the industrial and
manufacturing for other locations
within the City's boundary.
- Participate in
the planning process with private/public sources for optimum utilization
of vacant land within the boundary .
- Co-operate with
other downtown entities working
on Economic Development: The Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fort
Smith Convention Center, Belle Grove Property Owners, Fort Smith Historical Society,
and Support events to encourage
crowds of citizens and visitors to