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Runway is a holding company making investments in real estate, outdoor initiatives, hospitality, and businesses committed to moving Northwest Arkansas forward.

Steuart and Tom Walton began their work in Northwest Arkansas more than a decade ago. Since then, they’ve built a team of visionaries and investment professionals who are leading this region on a path to building a community we can all enjoy now and for generations to come.

Runway is a holding company making investments in real estate, outdoor initiatives, hospitality, and businesses committed to moving Northwest Arkansas forward.

Steuart and Tom Walton began their work in Northwest Arkansas more than a decade ago. Since then, they’ve built a team of visionaries and investment professionals who are leading this region on a path to building a community we can all enjoy now and for generations to come.

Our Focus Areas

OPERATING BUSINESSES

We have an entrepreneurial spirit at Runway. We believe in taking risks for the right reasons. Our investments reflect both our personal passions and our desire to create dynamic and sustainable communities.

OTHER INVESTMENTS

In addition to our operating businesses, we have additional investments in outdoors, aviation and events. These are strategic choices to create connections across a wide range of experiences.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Green spaces, tree planting, art and music, trail building, and an active transportation coalition. Learn how all these come together building our community.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Advanced mobility, cycling, and outdoor recreation are our current areas to help Northwest Arkansas' economic development.

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  • Recreation economy highlighted at Axios NWA event

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    More than 200 people gathered at the Record in Bentonville last Thursday for an Axios event focused on the recreation economy in the Natural State. At the event, Tom Walton, co-founder of holding company Runway Group, alluded to an announcement related to gravel cycling. What's happening: Runway will on Monday…Read More

  • Attracting the talent

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    The Walton brothers appeared last month on a panel with AOL co-founder Steve Case during Gov. Asa Hutchinson's policy forum known as the America Leads summit. The event, held in Bentonville, attracted politicians, business leaders and policy wonks from across the country. As recently as five years ago, the brothers…Read More

  • Walton brothers talk growth in Bentonville

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    As Downtown Bentonville Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary, some local business leaders talk about Bentonville’s rapid growth. The Walton brothers called the downtown environment in local cities “the beating heart of Northwest Arkansas.”

  • With RZC investment, Loloft planning new location in Rogers

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    Bentonville-based RZC Investments, the investment platform for Steuart and Tom Walton, grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton, has invested an undisclosed amount in commercial real estate startup Loloft in Rogers. Loloft is an acronym for “Local Logistics, Flexible Terms.” The business model operates similarly to a regular co-working concept but…Read More

  • Waltons say investing in Northwest Arkansas is a ‘long-term game’

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    “We want Bentonville to compete in the global arena, and we had to look at our best pitch. … Here, it is logistics and supply chain. We then had to try to perfect that. We also looked at what makes us unique, our natural amenities, and we have invested in…Read More

  • Looking for an escape? Northwest Arkansas is a hidden Southern gem

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    Whether you’re an avid hiker, biker, climber or trail enthusiast, museum lover or foodie, there’s something to satisfy you in Northwest Arkansas.

  • Arkansas’s FORMAT Festival Lives Up To Its Promise To Blend Music, Art, and Technology

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    Bentonville, Arkansas may not ring a bell for most people, but this weekend the town hosted a major, new music, art and technology festival: FORMAT. It shouldn’t be a surprise. Bentonville is the home of Walmart and, over the past ten years, the Walton family has done their utmost to…Read More

  • Bentonville’s Yeyo’s makes New York Times 2022 Restaurant List

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    Bentonville’s Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico has landed on the New York Times 2022 Restaurant List, a compilation of 50 restaurants in America selected by food reporters, editors and critics from the New York Times as their favorites of 2022. Yeyo’s is the only Arkansas restaurant featured on this year’s…Read More

  • Local philanthropist and business leaders discuss economic growth in NWA

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    "Given the way that we are developing, and the progress we are making, I see the growth as a positive thing. I fully acknowledge that there are challenges, but I think our region is prepared to handle those in a responsible way." ~Steuart Walton

  • See a sneak peek of a stylish new exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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    Rhinestone cowboy boots stand alongside elegant Hollywood gowns and streetwear pieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s first ever fashion exhibition, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour, which opens this weekend in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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