Economic Development

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Community Economic Development

The Economic Development Strategy for the Town of Fort Smith is set in the context of the community's vision, values and goals. We will seek to work with all possible partners to ensure success and development for everyone in our community and region.

The Economic Development Officer (EDO) position was created to facilitate the Town’s economic development activities with existing and new businesses. The EDO provides assistance to businesses and compiles important local and regional economic data. In addition, they coordinate with other Town departments and organizations on issues of planning, infrastructure and special events.

Core Functions:

  • Strategic Marketing for the community
  • Business Development and Retention
  • Support business innovation and diversification
  • Support Tourism and Visitor Attraction
  • Support employee and resident retention and attraction

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