Sam Walls, III has been with Arkansas Capital Corporation and Heartland Renaissance Fund for over 20 years and was named CEO January 2022. A 1996 graduate of Bowen Law School in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Walls has helped Arkansas Capital Corporation deploy almost $2 billion in capital through small business lending and project finance.
Arkansas Capital Corporation was formed in 1957 and is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Arkansas Capital is one of the oldest economic development entities in the state of Arkansas and now serves not only Arkansas but Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. Arkansas Capital makes conventional as well as government guaranteed loans to small businesses that struggle to access capital from traditional sources and provides project finance capital through venture capital, Federal and State New Market Tax Credits and EB-5 capital. Arkansas Capital also promotes entrepreneurial education.