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EventsNovember 02, 2022

5th Annual Invest Fort Smith Slated for Nov. 16

64.6 Downtown in partnership with the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Center for Economic Development and the UAFS ASBTDC will host the 5th Annual Invest Fort Smith during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14th- 20th.  

This year’s summit will take place on Wednesday, November 16, and is designed for local residents to hear from and network with like-minded business owners, developers, and entrepreneurs. Sessions will be held at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Center for Economic Development located in The Bakery District 70 South 7th Street.  

Session topics include: 

Contracting with Governments and Schools:  Learn from the Procurement Departments of government agencies and educational institutions regarding their product/service needs while gaining understanding of the process to become a vendor.
Economic Benefits of Inclusion:  Panelists will discuss why it’s important to business sustainability for entrepreneurs and businesses to engage in the promotion of inclusivity within business practices related to hiring/promotion, customer relations, and supplier diversity.
Preparing for Business Growth:  Panelists will discuss how the community can prepare for opportunities developed around the military instillations and other businesses in the pipeline.

To register for this free event visit

The first 50 registrants will receive a free Invest Fort Smith swag bag valued at $50. 


About 64.6 Downtown

64.6 Downtown is a non-profit organization created to act as a catalyst for economic development in downtown Fort Smith through creative place-making, events, property development and art with inspiring and engaging partners. Invest Fort Smith was initially designed to bring attention to downtown Fort Smith economic development opportunities with an outcome of bringing awareness to downtown’s impact on the City and Region. Invest Fort Smith seeks to pull together those interested in starting, expanding, or renovating a business, creating development, and those who want to stay up to date and informed.  For more information email and visit 


About Global Entrepreneurship Network 
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 180 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier entrepreneurship ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation, and strengthen economic growth. For more information on GEN and Global Entrepreneurship Week visit: