Heartland 2050 Summit Summary

On September 27th, Heartland 2050 hosted its second summit of 2017 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.¬† Presented by HDR, Ben Pierce, HDR’s¬†Transportation Technology Program Lead, came to Omaha to give the keynote and facilitate a workshop at the summit. 141 nonprofit, business, government, and community members were in attendance, and each…

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Ability Forum and Block Talks

On October 20th, a windy and unseasonably warm day for our region, Heartland 2050 teamed up with AARP, ONE Omaha, and Nebraska DHHS to host the Ability Forum at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center; sixty people were in attendance. The two featured speakers were Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for the AARP, and Mark…

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Heartland 2050 Hosts 1 Million Cups at Startup Collaborative.

One nonprofit, 75 North, is seeking to break the cycle of poverty and community deterioration by building thriving schools, recreational facilities, and other amenities in the North Omaha Highlander neighborhood that are designed to attract new public and private investment. Othello Meadows is the Executive Director of 75 North Revitalization Corp. He shared his story…

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