Improving quality of life in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta
In our home region, we want to improve the quality of life and to create and sustain economic opportunities in the Arkansas communities that first gave Sam and Helen Walton opportunity.
In Northwest Arkansas, we’ve discovered that by creating a great place for locals, we’ve made a destination for visitors. The region was recently ranked among the top places to live by U.S. News & World Report, and it’s clear there’s a movement taking place in this corner of the world. From a new, upcoming independent school to an expanded culinary arts training program to the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program – it’s become an area that people are not only drawn to for a career, but because of the lifestyle and culture.
Last year, the Razorback Regional Greenway was completed, connecting our communities with 36 miles of multi-use trails. And we learned that our regional trail traffic is comparable to major bike- and pedestrian-friendly metropolitan cities.
In the Delta, we increased after-school programming options that offer families engaging curriculums and safe environments for their children.
The work in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta couldn’t happen without the support of local communities. These partnerships are key to moving the needle and meeting the needs of those who live in our home region.