The folks at Heartland Forward describe their organization as a “think and do tank” rather than just a think tank. Established with Walton money in 2019 to foster economic growth in the middle of the country, it focuses on innovation, human capital, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness.
One of its publications notes: “Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, the American heartland has experienced weaker economic growth than the East and West coasts. Yet many of the heartland’s cities and metro areas are among the nation’s fastest growing. Read MORE.