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.