Feb 22, 2023 | Community
Third-generation heirs of three of the state’s biggest businesses spoke with the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday to discuss the future of Arkansas. Steuart Walton of Walmart, Annemarie Dillard Jazic of Dillards, and John Stephens of Stephens Inc. all moved away from Arkansas, but told the audience they decided to move back and all seemed pleased with their decisions.
Walton said his reason for moving back to the state was wanting to create an impact and help improve his home state.
“The communities that outperform are inevitably communities where resources are being reinvested,” he said.
Nov 13, 2022 | Lifestyle
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 wondered if there would be enough opportunities in northwest Arkansas to keep them anchored. They’ve since learned the answer. They now think northwest Arkansas can be the best place to live in the country as long as it learns from mistakes made by other fast-growing areas.
Oct 26, 2022 | Community
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.”
Oct 20, 2022 | Community, Lifestyle, Outdoor and Recreation Investments“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 trails and...
Sep 16, 2022 | Community
“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