Creating the Green Standard
January 4, 2019 (Batesville, Ark.) — In the past decade, Batesville has taken bold action to invest in the future by turning to innovative technology and strategic, long-term planning for infrastructure, which has contributed to regional growth and captured the attention of national and state-level officials. The Environmental Protection Agency identified Batesville’s endeavors as a Green Project, and the city received a sizeable grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Former Vice President Joe Biden included Batesville in his report, “100 Recovery Act Projects That Are Changing America.” Most recently, the city won three separate Arkansas Business Trendsetter City awards for infrastructure and environmentalism.