The Heartland Network-affiliated manufacturing funds have saved or created tens of thousands of good paying jobs over the past 15 years. Some of their most successful investments will be featured in a two Century Foundation-commissioned White Papers, Revitalizing Manufacturing Communities: Building a High Road Commons for Manufacturing and Economic Recovery.
Heartland Managing Director Tom Croft will be contributing to the papers, which will be presented at a national conference organized by the Foundation (TCF) and its Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative. Jeff Madrick, an acclaimed author, directs the Schwartz Initaitive.
A partnership of the Steel Valley Authority (Heartland's host), High Road Strategies, LLC and the National Call to Action, a national multi-sector coalition promoting economic stabilization and recovery, the conference and papers may then become the basis for a broader campaign to rebuild the middle class and revitalizing the rust belt.