Why Heartland Forward?


Most research and policy efforts by existing think tanks in the Heartland are focused on the specific state or metropolitan area where the think tank is located. Right now, there is minimal policy research and discussion focused on the Heartland as a whole. We think a cross-cutting view is critical to solving the region’s challenges, and Heartland Forward will fill this void. While recognizing the differences between places in the center of the country, we will analyze the region holistically to identify common issues and solutions.