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Batesville business expands with $500,000 check

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT)-  Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville was the recipient of a $500,000 check on Friday from the Independence County Economic Development Commission.

Representative Rick Crawford joined Robert Griffin, Independence County Judge, for the presentation of the check to the company that recently announced a major expansion. Bad Boy Co-Owner Robert Foster says, "There's a lot of talent here in Batesville. We've been able to get an unreal workforce. We realize that it's not one person or two people here that's making decisions, that's making Bad Boy go. It's the whole team here at Bad Boy."

He also says, "I think with the help from the city, from Batesville and the state, it's going to let us get these jobs a lot, lot quicker."

The funding is an investment by the County Economic Development officials to assist with the expansion which is expected to bring 150 jobs to the area.

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