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Heartland Forward Appoints Global Public Policy Expert as Heartland Summit Executive Director

Heartland Forward announced today that Angie Cooper will lead the mission and operations of Heartland Summit, in Bentonville, Ark.

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Navigating the Coronavirus Outbreak: How a Chinese Economic Slowdown Could Impact a Vulnerable Heartland Trucking Industry

How a Chinese economic slowdown could impact a vulnerable Heartland trucking industry

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Welcome Heartland Forward's new Chief Research Officer Dr. Dave Shideler

We are thrilled to have Dr. David Shideler on board as Chief Research Officer. With more than a decade of experience at @okstate, he brings deep expertise in community and rural development, as well as small business development.

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Launch Press Release

First-Of-Its-Kind Institute Will Focus On Research And Policy Recommendations To Foster Economic Renewal In America's Heartland

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American Heartland Counties Targeted by Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Crops

Trade and tariffs with China cause economic hardship on America’s Heartland Economy – counties and crops across the Heartland are affected most.

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5G: Amplifying or bridging the Rural-Urban Divide?

5G, the fifth generation of wireless communications, has the potential to make the opportunity cost of rural living much larger, maybe insurmountably so.

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Perspectives on Defining the American Heartland

There is little written analysis attempting to explain the geography of the American Heartland and the emerging term, New American Heartland, in a cohesive manner. This paper explores the origin of the term, Heartland and traces through a series of predecessor terms and how the use of the American Heartland term evolved over time.

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Characteristics of Successful Places

On Monday, Nov. 4th, Ross DeVol, president and CEO of Heartland Forward presented at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He was one of three presenters at the economic briefing. Joined by business economist Kevin Kliesen and Charles Gascon, a regional economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, DeVol presented to over 200 business leaders on economic conditions and the future outlook for the Heartland and the nation as a whole.

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