Welcome to the TrustBelt


CEOs, site selection consultants, economic development leaders and other economic analysts and experts will come together to discuss the economic resurgence and vitality of the Midwest region. Join these industry leaders from October 22 – 24, 2017 and hear how Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are winning the economic development race in the United States.


Panels will focus on key investment-attraction issues such as how integrated workforce development programs ensure sustainability, how the Midwest stacks up in overall economic competitiveness, why national news media continue to misrepresent the real economic progress of the region, key investment drivers for domestic and international companies, how innovation and technologies are driving the future of manufacturing, the impact of shale gas discoveries, and incentive packages that really work.


You are an integral part of the very important dialogue that will help propel the Midwest through the coming decades. This is a can’t-miss economic forum for anyone with an interest in the Midwest’s, or the United States’, economic future.