HARD CHOICES: Florida offers 'tremendous growth opportunities,' but the deal for Liberty in Arkansas is a 'game-changer,' says John W. Allison, chairman of Home BancShares.

Home BancShares Refuels in Arkansas, Plans Return to Florida

John W. Allison of Home BancShares was on the prowl for a deal in Florida when a "game-changer" came up in its home state of Arkansas. He sacrificed geographic diversification for a local moneymaker. Was it the right move for the long term?

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