THE RE-EMERGENCE OF A REGION

  • HOST TRUSTBELT IN YOUR CITY:

    We are accepting proposals to host the 2018 TrustBelt Conference through
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Don’t miss the chance to bring TrustBelt to your city!

  • Steinmetz
    “The TrustBelt Conference was fantastic! The varying point of views and the deep level of expertise and knowledge added to create a dynamic discussion filled with unique perspectives and understanding. The TrustBelt Conference provided the perspective that I believe all economic development communities should attempt to understand.”

    — Jay Steinmetz – CEO, Barcoding, Inc.

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  • Jung
    “Thank you for organizing such a terrific event! I learned a great deal, especially about Des Moines and middle America. I met a lot of terrific attendees and enjoyed all of the panels. Very inspiring!”

    — John G. Jung, Chairman & Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum

  • LEARN ABOUT TRUSTBELT:

    Learn about how the Midwest overcame a shifting economic landscape
    and become known as the TrustBelt.

2017 Session Shots

State of the States

Panel 1

Incubating Tomorrow

Panel 2

Talent Acquisition & Retention

Panel 3

Smart Cities

Panel 5

Rise of the Robots

Panel 6

Reshoring America

Panel 7

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Location Showcase


Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. They confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible. As a location showcase sponsor for the 2017 TrustBelt Conference, they have shared their latest video about their school and it’s impact on their area: https://www.grinnell.edu/meet-the-town