icon_ewedStrategies for Education, Workforce & Economic Development

Expand access to and availability of Early Childhood Learning Resources, STEM Education, and Career Exploration programs

Encourage collaboration and partnerships with the private sector, economic development, workforce organizations, and school boards

Maintain and improve infrastructure to propel targeted industries in the Heartland

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Quick Facts

There are 18 major centers of regional significance in the Heartland.


Heartland children are 21% less proficient in math than the state.