Businesses building a home in Fort Smith

 KFSM 5 News’ Sara Lasure files a report about business growth in Fort Smith. Dirt is moving, hammers are swinging, and businesses are thriving.

We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re getting there…our place is attracting people from “Off.” Other people want what we got. What we got is good. Let’s keep making it better.

“Our permits are down but money wise it’s increased,” Fort Smith building official, Jimmie Deer said.

Nearly 100 thousand dollars has been collected for building permits in 2007 and construction has fanned out.

“It’s kind of all the way across the board,” Deer said.

It’s progress that brings competition to Stutts and reaffirms his business venture.

“The town is growing. It shows there’s money to be spent here,” Stutts said.

Source: Businesses building a home in Fort Smith

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