Rather than describing us as “the next Austin,” the Walton brothers painted a picture of a place that’s to middle America what Colorado is to the American West–a less crowded state that offers abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, an emphasis on the arts and fine, reasonably priced cuisine. Such a lifestyle not only attracts visitors, it also attracts smart, talented new residents.
The Walton brothers have put their time and capital into achieving that vision. It’s a vision that isn’t limited to northwest Arkansas. Witness the large Walton grants for hiking and biking trails in Hot Springs and the Delta.
Arkansans don’t realize just how close we are to turning the corner. Read MORE.