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Center For Economic Development

Center for economic development

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Center for Economic Development is your destination for workforce and personal training, planning, and advising. Our three distinct offices provide you with the resources and experience partners you need to help advance your business and your career. Whether you are starting your own business, expanding into new markets, or accelerating your career – the UAFS Center for Economic Development will help you achieve your goals.


Center for Business and Professional Development

Delivers customized training and consulting services to meet your personal or company goals. You set the goal , we create the program, and together, we get results.

Family Enterprise Center 

Offers family businesses a learning community to meet the unique needs of the family business. Members have access to workshops, quarterly breakfast meetings, and peer groups.

Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center

Helps with every aspect of business creation, management and operation for new and seasoned entrepreneurs. Receive confidential consulting and market research at no charge.