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The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center


The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center serves the Greater Fort Smith Region through:

  1. Coaching: one-on-one coaching for your business, large or small
  2. Connections: local, state and national resources to help you with your business
  3. Capital: information on available capital sources within the region

The IEC is a joint effort of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fort Smith, which represents their commitment to work together in addressing critical barriers to a more robust economy.


The launch of the IEC is a signal of the region's commitment to creating an environment that is conducive to the establishment of new companies and to the growth of companies already thriving in the region.