we are heartland forward

a think-and-do tank

Working as a resource for states and communities to advance economic success

Where we Work

We define the heartland as 20 states – making-up some of the largest cities and thriving rural communities across the region and our country.

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Our flagship event, the Heartland Summit, brings together approximately 350 of the top thinkers and doers across sectors, geographies and generations - right in downtown Bentonville, AR to “Meet in the Middle” by sharing their collective insights on advancing the heartland. Attendees range from policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs, business, philanthropy and thought leaders.

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