We Are An Institute For
heartland forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “think and do tank” focused on improving economic performance in the center of the united states.
How do we define the heartland?
Heartland bythe Numbers
Click the dots to see what we’ve said about America’s small towns (micros) and cities (metros).
Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
303rd out of 379 Most Dynamic Metros Index
Closest Z-Score Rankings
Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
MEET US IN THE MIDDLE. Heartland Summit, our flagship event, brings together leading thinkers, innovators and investors - showcasing the exciting innovation happening between the coasts, sparking frank conversations about the challenges the region is facing and the opportunity to build networks to sustain economic growth and power problem solving across the country.