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Prioritize Maternal Health to Grow the Economy (Olivia Walton Commentary)

Maternal health solutions can improve outcomes, strengthen families and help Arkansas prosper. read more >
Angie Cooper
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Angie Cooper Promoted to Executive VP of Heartland Forward (Movers & Shakers)

Cooper will lead the organization’s flagship event, the Heartland Summit, as well as oversee public policy and overall programmatic work. read more >
Angie Cooper

Angie Cooper Promoted to Executive VP at Heartland Forward

In her new role, Cooper will assume public policy responsibilities, overseeing efforts to transfer the organization's applied research into action at the federal, state, regional and local levels. read more >
Olivia Walton
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Olivia Walton Replaces Alice Walton as Crystal Bridges Board Leader

She takes over as the museum embarks on a 100,000-SF expansion with an estimated cost of over $100 million. read more >
Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Small Business

Heartland Forward Announces New Partnership to Help Latinos Access Affordable Internet

Heartland Forward has provided a $50,000 grant to LULAC as part of their partnership. read more >
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Arkansas Ranks Low in Entrepreneurship, Heartland Forward Report Says

The group says the report shows that policies at the state level have to adjust to improve the entrepreneurship environments in heartland states. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

$5K ‘Pebble’ Grants Part of Heartland Forward Plan to Expand Entrepreneur Program

The group aims to provide $5,000 "pebble" grants to as many as 1,000 recipients. read more >
Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna 
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart’s Pandemic Innovation Didn’t Happen Overnight, McKenna Says

In some international markets, changes planned for the coming years were implemented in a few weeks. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

How to Save the American Dream (Ross DeVol Commentary)

Rising income inequality and falling income mobility have given rise to skepticism that any American can achieve a stable, respectable income through hard work. read more >
Dr. Lubna Maruf of the Arkansas Health Network in Little Rock
Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Maruf FIlls VP Slot at Arkansas Health Network (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Lubna Maruf has been appointed chief medical officer and vice president of the Arkansas Health Network in Little Rock. read more >
Steuart Walton, who is leading the governor's task force on reopening businesses, speaks at a Wednesday news conference.
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Task Force Suggests Strategies to Move Arkansas’ Economy Beyond COVID-19

Arkansas can implement a range of strategies in six key areas to guide itself out of the economic harm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report commissioned by the governor's Economic Recovery Task Force. read more >
Angie Cooper of Heartland Forward in Bentonville.
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Angie Cooper to Head Heartland Summit (Movers & Shakers)

Angie Cooper will lead the mission and operations of the Heartland Summit in Bentonville, an annual event held by Heartland Forward, a research institute in Bentonville. read more >