Heartland collaborates with national partners for projects that create an impact on cities that have been left behind in order to build stronger communities and better paying jobs
Field Reports and Videos
By Joel S. Yudken, Thomas Croft, and Andrew Stettner
9 Steps to Revitalize America's
By Andrew Stettner, Thomas Croft, Michael Shields, Joel S. Yudken, Steve Herzenberg, Jack Mills, and Christy Veeder, PH.D.
Manufacturing a Better Paying Pennsylvania
October 17, 2017 event in Pittsburgh, PA
High Wage National Agenda
Wrap video of the year long project
High-Wage America Project
In June of 2017, Heartland joined The Century Foundation in launching a new initiative in finding ways to bring back high-wage work to America's heartland through manufacturing, technological innovation, expanded workforce training, and target investments. Since that time, the project has landed in multiple cities to gather feedback and resources to solve this issue. We share the impact this project has made nationally thus far.
June, 2017 - Washington DC
Restoring the Blue Collar Commonwealth launched in Washington DC with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
October, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA
The first regional summit kicked off in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bringing together union leaders, progressive think-tank analysts, politicians and community leadership.
March, 2018 - Cleveland, OH
The second regional summit was held in Cleveland, Ohio with a keynote address from Senator Sherrod Brown.
June, 2018 - Chicago, IL
The next regional summit was held in Chicago, Illinois featuring State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.
What We've Learned about Building
a High Wage America - Final Report
MORE THAN MONEY PODCAST
In this episode, listeners are introduced to Ted Chandler, Chief Operating Officer of the AFL-CIO's Housing Investment Trust who explains the transformative power of putting labor's assets to work... in more ways than one. Ted shares insights into a new project that the HIT calls Midwest At Work, an over $1 billion project to help revitalize some of the Midwest's most challenged communities. The conversation continues with Tom Croft, co-author of a recently-released book entitled the Responsible Investor Handbook. Tom shares with our listeners the long, rich history of strategic investments from labor. Continue the conversation on the Off the Air Conversations page of the More than Money website.
INTERVIEW WITH TOM CROFT ON MARYLAND PBS
Heartland Managing Director Tom Croft and the Responsible Investor Handbook were featured on
Maryland Public Television's "Your Money and Business" on October 27, 2016. Tom's segment begins around time marker 16:00.