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Health Care Access in the Heartland - Appendices
Our mission is to improve the 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.
How do we define the heartland?
Heartland bythe Numbers
Click the dots to see what we’ve said about America’s small towns (micros) and cities (metros).
Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
303rd out of 379 Most Dynamic Metros Index
Closest Z-Score Rankings
Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical AreaMobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical AreaDayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
303rdMost Dynamic Metros Index
234thYoung Firm Employment Ratio
162ndPer-Capita Personal Income
285thMedium-Term GDP Growth
304thShort-Term GDP Growth
240thMedium-Term Average Annual Pay Growth
363rdShort-Term Average Annual Pay Growth
230thMedium-Term Job Growth
225thShort-Term Job Growth
282ndShort-Term Job Momentum
MEET US IN THE MIDDLE. Heartland Summit, our flagship event, brings together leading thinkers, innovators and investors - showcasing the exciting innovation happening between the coasts, sparking frank conversations about the challenges the region is facing and the opportunity to build networks to sustain economic growth and power problem solving across the country.
Heartland Forward is the only think and do tank dedicated to improving economic performance in America's Heartland. We believe the Heartland is a storehouse of economic potential that is too often overlooked in national policy discussions.