Press Release: At Heartland Summit, Five Entrepreneurs Awarded Funding and Spot in New Program to Help Scale Their Early-Stage Businesses

Each received $25,000 in non-dilutive funding and free participation in year-long Stepping Stones program designed to help promising young companies get on a pathway to $1 million in revenue Bentonville, Ark. – Today, Heartland Forward and Builders + Backers announced a new program and funding to help entrepreneurs scale their new businesses. Building on the… Continue reading Press Release: At Heartland Summit, Five Entrepreneurs Awarded Funding and Spot in New Program to Help Scale Their Early-Stage Businesses

PRESS RELEASE: CINCINNATI, OMAHA AND OXFORD FEATURED AS SECRET SAUCE COMMUNITIES AT 2023 HEARTLAND SUMMIT

At Heartland Forward’s flagship event in Bentonville, Arkansas, three communities spotlighted for having the ingredients to thrive BENTONVILLE, Ark. – At the 2023 Heartland Summit today, Cincinnati, Omaha, Nebraska and Oxford, Mississippi were showcased as secret sauce communities, exhibiting models for towns and cities around the heartland for developing the right playbook to help their… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: CINCINNATI, OMAHA AND OXFORD FEATURED AS SECRET SAUCE COMMUNITIES AT 2023 HEARTLAND SUMMIT

PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Forward Convenes Nonpartisan Group of State Legislators and Government Officials to Announce the Launch of the Heartland Health Caucus

The Caucus will focus on addressing pressing health issues and accelerating new and consistent policy approaches across states Bentonville, Ark – Heartland Forward joins state legislators and government officials to announce the launch of the Heartland Health Caucus, a nonpartisan legislative and policy organization comprised of health leaders across six heartland states: Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky,… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Forward Convenes Nonpartisan Group of State Legislators and Government Officials to Announce the Launch of the Heartland Health Caucus

PRESS RELEASE: Katie Milligan of Heartland Forward Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

Bentonville, Ark.– Today, Heartland Forward announced that Katie Milligan, program director of entrepreneurship and workforce for Heartland Forward, is among the first cohort of 100 emerging changemakers selected to participate in the Obama Foundation’s inaugural Leaders USA program. The Obama Leaders program is a six-month virtual program that supports and connects emerging leaders in the… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Katie Milligan of Heartland Forward Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

The 2022 Giving Guide is Here!

As a nonpartisan 501c3 charitable “think” and “do” tank, we depend on the generosity of our supporters to carry out our important work. Here are several ways you can fuel our mission: Of course, we welcome gifts of any size to help further our mission. Give online or reach out to Paige Jernigan, Director of… Continue reading The 2022 Giving Guide is Here!

HEARTLAND FORWARD HOSTS TRAINING SESSION WITH FCC TO HELP LIBRARIES EMPOWER PATRONS TO ACCESS AFFORDABLE INTERNET

Tutor Helping Senior Woman In Computer Class

Heartland Forward partnered with the FCC, American Library Association and state and regional library systems to equip library staff to answer questions and assist the public in enrolling for the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Bentonville, Ark. – Today, Heartland Forward held a free virtual webinar and training session with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to… Continue reading HEARTLAND FORWARD HOSTS TRAINING SESSION WITH FCC TO HELP LIBRARIES EMPOWER PATRONS TO ACCESS AFFORDABLE INTERNET

Heartland Forward Launches

First-Of-Its-Kind Institute Will Focus On Research And Policy Recommendations To Foster Economic Renewal In America’s Heartland BENTONVILLE, AR – Heartland Forward, a first-of-its-kind “think and do” tank spearheaded by members of the Walton family and focused on advancing economic performance in the center of the United States, launches today. Heartland Forward will develop original policy… Continue reading Heartland Forward Launches