To advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Crossett area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper.

The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501-C6 not-for-profit volunteer organization working for the interests of the community of the Crossett area. The membership is made up of businesses, professionals, organizations and individuals who are interested in the economic and community development of the Crossett area. There are no restrictions on who can be a Chamber member. The Chamber is funded through annual membership dues. Projects of the Chamber are funded by sponsorships and donations made by businesses, professionals, organizations and individuals of the community. We do not receive funding from any type of governmental agencies. The Chamber is not a part of the city government, although we work hard to keep a good working relationship with the city, as well as the county, the state, the school district and the Economic Development Foundation. The Chamber is an advocate for development in business, education, government, transportation and the community.


Things to see and do when visiting our wonderful area!

Crossett, our quaint little community of over 5,500 residents, is nestled in the southeast corner of Arkansas amid the pine trees and wildlife. Our community boasts of a friendly atmosphere and hard-working spirit. Also known as "The Forestry Capital of the South", it is home to Georgia-Pacific, a Fortune 500 company. Our town hosts the Crossett PRCA Rodeo, Wiggins Cabin Festival, Buddy Bass Tournament and Christmas in Crossett. Crossett is always in a state of expansion and improvement. As you explore our website, you will find community events to attend and support and helpful information. Please let us know how we are doing and thanks for stopping by. Mandy Vickers-White, Executive Director
See a slice of early sawmill life, reflected in the three-room ‘shotgun’ company house built prior to 1910 and restored in 1985. The “company houses” of this period were all built identically, right down to the shade of paint, which came to be know as Crossett Gray.
Explore the adventure of the scenic Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the natural beauty of camping at the Crossett Harbor RV Park. Fishing, hunting and the bird watching paradise are common every day enjoyment at the 65,000 acre Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Native animals are displayed in a bottomland hardwood scene at the Visitors Center.

Claim to Fame

  • Arkansas’ Largest Industrial Complex
  • The World’s Largest Plywood Operation

Home of

  • Barry Switzer, former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
  • Tony Award Winner Gretha Boston, Queenie in the Broadway production "Showboat"
  • Dove Award Winners “The Martins,” Joyce, Judy & Jonathan
  • The Annual Crossett PRCA Rodeo the second week in August that brings the nation’s top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls, bulls and clowns to Crossett.

Helpful Information

Quality of Life


City of Crossett:
Within 5 miles:
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Ashley County
Southeast Arkansas
9 miles from the state's southern border
130 miles south of Little Rock
55 miles north of Monroe, Louisiana
Crossett is located in the heart of a 750,000-acre forest


Crossett citizens share the rare lifestyle offered in a small town with progressive ideals, high per capita income and low unemployment. There are unique recreational, cultural and outdoor activities. Elected Mayor/City Council form of government.


Whether by road, rail, air or river barge, Crossett has all the above transportation options available for your business. U.S. Highways 82 and 425 are being widened to give Crossett business a 4-lane access to Interstate 20 at Monroe, Louisiana a short 50 miles south of Crossett. The Crossett Municipal Airport has 5,001’ runway where corporate jets and King Air’s routinely land. The Crossett Port maintains a 9’ channel and turning basin and has a warehouse, lay-down yard and room for additional buildings as needed. The Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad, which is owned by the Genoese and Wyoming Rail Line has connections to the Union Pacific and the Kansas City Southern Class 1 long-haul service providers just South of Crossett. The heavy presence of a variety of manufacturing industry in Crossett gives a reason for a large number of motor freight carriers to be in Crossett reducing the overall cost of moving raw materials and finished goods.


Crossett is home to serval world-class manufacturing companies supported by an extensive array of maintenance and repair businesses, as well as the utility and transportation infrastructure need to run a modern advanced manufacturing operation. From dunnage bags, Bio-diesel to Ultra-quilted Northern and Sparkle paper towels, the workforce in Crossett is up to the task. With more than $1 Billion invested in the Crossett area by local manufacturing over the past decade, the local workforce is working with the latest robotics and PLC technology available. Companies are also able to move their raw materials and finished goods in and out of Crossett by road, rail, air or river barge, making Crossett a great place to do business.

Other major manufacturers include Bemis Company producing multi-wall and small paper bags; Smurfit Stone Container producing paper tubes and cores; and Shipping Systems producing inflatable disposable bags.


The Crossett Public Schools serve almost 2,800 students in grades K-12, with North Central Accreditation district-wide. Home to the largest Adopt-a-School program in the U.S., Crossett schools offer many advanced programs and extracurricular activities for their students. A large percent of students seek higher education. The system is competitive in academics, as well as athletics.


Ashley County Medical Center is a licensed 33-bed, Critical Access Hospital located in Crossett. ACMC has a 6 bed Critical Care Unit, 6 bed Labor/Delivery Unit, 8 bed Geriatric Psych Unit, 13 Med-Surg beds, 2 OR Suites, 1 Endoscopy Suite, 6 bed Day Surgery Suite, and 9 Emergency beds. In addition to hospital operations Ashley County Medical Center also operates a Home Health agency, a Health and Wellness Center, two Provider-Based Rural Health Clinics, and physician practices in Obstetrics, Family Practice, Oncology-Hematology, Psychiatry, and General Surgery. A Wound Care Clinic, Sleep Studies Clinic, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Intensive Outpatient Psychiatric unit are also operated through ACMC. Ashley County Medical Center also has a state-of-the-art Radiology Department, and Lab. To learn more visit: https://www.acmconline.org/

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