In late 2020, Fayetteville's Utilities Department implemented a method of detecting flaws and making repairs in its Wastewater Treatment Division, which made the city the first and only organization in the country to utilize specific, state-of-the-art technology and precision maintenance strategies.
The Thrive Mural Program in Helena-West Helena exists to beautify the city and contribute to its arts culture, but also to provide an opportunity for local students to develop job-transferable skills while gaining a larger sense of community pride.
In an effort to embrace the region's musical heritage and energize downtown, Osceola renovated the historic Coston Building into the Coston Fine Arts Center, preserving a piece of Arkansas' musical past and enhancing the city's future.
In the summer of 2021, the city of Paragould broke ground on the comprehensive 8 Mile Creek Trail system with the aim of improving alternate transportation in the city and enhancing citizens' health and wellness.
In the flood of 2008, nearly 2,000 property damage claims in the downtown commercial district exceeded $5.3 million, with untold effects on the more than 1,000 employees and the city's tourism-based economy.