Fort Smith takes pride in its thriving small business community, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit that attracts businesses of all sorts. Support services are available for those looking to start their own business, and many programs are available to help support existing businesses.
The last natural nesting habitat for the Whooping Crane is in Wood Buffalo National Park. When conservation efforts started in 1939 there were only 16 Whooping Cranes in the wild. As of 2011, there were an estimated 437 in the wild but their future is far from certain.