Fayetteville is a place for creativity, innovation, and culture. As the fastest growing city in Arkansas, Fayetteville has established itself as a community with a desirable quality of life and a strong mix of established businesses and innovative new companies. With a growing concentration of entrepreneurs and proximity to some of the most established players in logistics, retail, and food, Fayetteville is poised to take its place as the Startup City of the South.
The League of American Bicyclists designates bicycle friendly businesses that meet a set of developed bicycle standards. Fayetteville leads all other cities in the state in the number of businesses designated as bicycle friendly. Apply to the program and see how bicycling can create more energized, alert, and productive employees while also decreasing your healthcare costs. The City's Bicycle Programs Coordinator can help you get started. You can check out how Fayetteville compares to other cities around the country here.
Many employees want to work for companies who care about the 'triple bottom line' of economic, social, and environmental successes. Fayetteville businesses can show their commitment to reducing waste and caring for our environment by adopting one of several commercial recycling programs provided by the Recycling and Trash Collection Division. Please review the services to see which one fits your business the best.
The City of Fayetteville has created, by ordinance, Energy Improvement District No. 1 (Reference Appendix A) that is authorized to create special tax assessments for financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and water conservation improvements on real property. This was made possible by a program called A2E2 (Arkansas Advanced Energy Equity).
The Greenway initiative is a program and certification process sponsored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce that will identify, certify, and encourage businesses to do business the 'green way'. The program’s purpose is to assist Chamber member organizations to implement best practices for green and sustainable business. The Chamber, the Sam Walton School of Businesses, and the University of Arkansas Applied Sustainability Center work together to promote the program.