The Economic Case For Investing in Maternal Health

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Acknowledgements This study was made possible, in part, by a grant from Ingeborg. We are grateful for its support. The views expressed in this report are solely those of Heartland Forward. Heartland Forward also wants to express their gratitude for the policy advice and insights offered by Cara Osborne, MSN, CNM, ScD. Executive Summary ES… Continue reading The Economic Case For Investing in Maternal Health

Most Dynamic Metros 2023

Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank William Trolinger for his assistance in automating the acquisition and preparation of the data used in this report and Ross Owyoung for editing the document. Executive Summary Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), or metros, are groups of counties that contain and surround a central city having a population of… Continue reading Most Dynamic Metros 2023

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

Place-Based Economic Development: A Guide for Implementation

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Introduction There are many places in the American heartland that are ready for investment to translate local expertise, found in existing small and medium sized firms and their skilled workforce, academic research, and nascent stage entrepreneurial companies, into great economic opportunity. And the appropriate role of regional policy evolves as the number of firms increases,… Continue reading Place-Based Economic Development: A Guide for Implementation

Place-Based Economic Development Toolkit: Greenwood Mississippi

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Incorporated in 1844, Greenwood thrived as a bustling cotton marketplace throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The town served as a pivotal hub for cotton distribution, establishing crucial connections to major cities like New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. However, as cotton production evolved with mechanization in the mid-20th century, Greenwood’s economic fortunes took a… Continue reading Place-Based Economic Development Toolkit: Greenwood Mississippi

Place-Based Economic Development Toolkit: Kansas City Animal Health Corridor

The Animal Health Corridor is in the Kansas City metropolitan region, spanning from Lawrence, Kansas to Columbia, Missouri. The region holds the largest concentration of animal health companies, research institutions, and service providers in the world. The Animal Health Corridor is a powerhouse for animal health and bioscience industries, boasting a significant cluster of companies… Continue reading Place-Based Economic Development Toolkit: Kansas City Animal Health Corridor

Future of the Heartland: Deploying Place-Based Economic Development

Regions across the heartland are leveraging their unique assets and resources to attract federal investments and innovative cross-sector partnerships. Here are introductory slides used in a session at the Heartland Summit called Future of the Heartland:  Deploying Place-based Economic Development where experts shared ways regions can consider physical and human infrastructure needs to coordinate action and investment… Continue reading Future of the Heartland: Deploying Place-Based Economic Development