Heartland Forward expands research efforts with addition of summer intern
Princeton University MPA candidate Dallas Browning joins the “think and do” tank as summer intern
BENTONVILLE, Ark, -- Heartland Forward announces Dallas Browning, Princeton University masters of public administration candidate, will join the “think and do” tank as a summer Intern. In this role, Browning will dedicate time to supporting the innovation and entrepreneurship program, along with conducting data collection and analysis geared toward the opening of the Northwest Arkansas region from Covid-19.
“We’re looking forward to having Browning onboard for the summer at Heartland Forward,” said Chief Research Officer David Shideler. Dallas grew-up in a blue-collar home in a working-class suburb outside of Louisville, Ky., and he observed firsthand what “economic stagnation” means. Browning stated, “These formative experiences forever shaped my career interests and imbued me with a desire to be part of the new wave in economic thinking. Economic renewal isn’t just a career interest for me. It is an issue of family and community empowerment that resonates within every piece of my value system.”
Throughout his career, Browning used his program development skills to foster informed policy decisions with a variety of partners from state and local government to philanthropic foundations and private companies. His focus was dedicated to creating solutions that addressed key bottlenecks facing Kentucky’s innovation economy.
In addition to the programmatic work Browning accomplished, he has a background in policy research and design. He worked with the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to share insights from his practitioner's focus in Kentucky. “I promoted policy through a practitioner’s lens concerned with how best to assist rural high-growth innovative ventures in gaining access to appropriate capital commensurate with their maturity stage,” Browning explained.
About Heartland Forward
Heartland Forward’s mission is to improve economic performance in the center of the United States by advocating for fact-based solutions to foster job creation, knowledge-based and inclusive growth, and improved health outcomes. We conduct independent, data-driven research to facilitate action-oriented discussion and impactful policy recommendations.