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Valley Heartland

What We Do


Local businesses contribute to prosperous communities – and when supported – build a resilient economic landscape.

As an economically-driven non-profit organization we provide entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized businesses with community-based resources and capital funding opportunities. We help entrepreneurs and businesses successfully bring their ideas to fruition and grow them through continued support.

Our Vision

Valley Heartland will evolve quickly and sustainably to enhance its leadership role in regional entrepreneurship growth and economic development and to expand its range of impact for the benefit of its stakeholders. Through creative resource utilization, it will develop its ability to support technology-driven innovation and business success.

Our Mission

Valley Heartland is an agile and proactive leader providing guidance and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. It is recognized as a key innovative driver of sustainable rural economic development.

Our Core Values

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Innovation + Change

We encourage innovation, adapt to change, take risks, and think outside the box. If there is a better way, we will find it - always.

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We act with integrity and honesty in the work we do, the people we interact with and in the decisions we make. We are accountable to one another and those we serve.

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Entrepreneurial Mindset

We thrive off the drive of the entrepreneurs we work with. We have a relentless focus on attaining our vision for our community, organization, and ourselves.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We fully accept and support all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, ages, disabilities, marital statuses, and sexual orientations.

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We revel in our work. We celebrate success. We even look forward to Mondays and board meetings!