1109 S. 16th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479.785.2651
Fax: 479.785.1964
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Western Arkansas Planning & Development District

Welcome to the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District! Founded in 1966, WAPDD serves the six counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian by providing a variety of resources, services and information. In this role, we assist area leaders and residents in areas like community and economic development, workforce development, transportation improvement, emergency 911 services and much more.

“The mission of the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District is to foster community and economic growth in our local economy by providing community and economic development, workforce innovation, transportation and emergency planning and various other professional services in support of our Region.  We are the central catalyst for community-centered economic development that links our counties, cities and businesses with state, federal and private resources to aid in a higher quality of life while promoting future growth for all citizens of Western Arkansas.”

Explore what WAPDD is already doing for Western Arkansas, and what we are ready to do for you today!

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Scott County receives grant to extend water

Scott County has received $435,200 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to extend Tri-County Regional Water’s service to approximately 70 residents within the communities of Harvey and Nola in Eastern Scott County. Pictured below at the April 6 check presentation at the State Capitol are State Senator Terry Rice, Ashley Garris, Western Arkansas Planning & Development District, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Judge James Forbes, and ANRC Executive Director Bruce Holland.

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