PRESS RELEASE – Heartland Forward Announces New Senior Fellow: Cara Osborne

Bentonville, Ark. – Heartland Forward is pleased to announce the appointment of Cara Osborne as its new senior fellow. Osborne brings a wealth of experience and expertise in health and wellness, entrepreneurship and public health, making her an invaluable addition to the work of Heartland Forward. Osborne holds a master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt University… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE – Heartland Forward Announces New Senior Fellow: Cara Osborne

PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Forward Releases New Research and Action Plan to Help Address Maternal Health

Focused effort to support mothers and their families to drive long-term impact    Bentonville, Ark. – Against a backdrop where the U.S. is confronting one of the highest rates of maternal deaths among all high-resource countries, Heartland Forward announced new research and a corresponding action plan to offer practical solutions for policymakers, providers, insurers, philanthropists and businesses… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Forward Releases New Research and Action Plan to Help Address Maternal Health

Press Release: Most Dynamic Metropolitans Report Shows Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Sectors as Drivers for Economic Improvement

Heartland Forward releases its fifth edition of its annual report of America’s Most Dynamic Metropolitans Bentonville, Ark. – American metropolitans with robust manufacturing, energy assets and investment in IT are at the forefront of the Most Dynamic Metropolitans (MDM) in Heartland Forward’s most recent index. For the fifth year in a row, the MDM provides a… Continue reading Press Release: Most Dynamic Metropolitans Report Shows Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Sectors as Drivers for Economic Improvement

Heartland Forward Releases Entrepreneurial Policy Recommendations

As part of a grant with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation we have worked with entrepreneurs in the heartland to better understand the policy barriers they faced when starting and scaling their businesses. As part of these efforts, we hosted short conversations with small groups of entrepreneurs, midsize city mayors, gubernatorial offices and local elected officials working… Continue reading Heartland Forward Releases Entrepreneurial Policy Recommendations

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!