Rural communities dotting America’s middle may lack the economic luster that characterize Silicon Valley and the DC Beltway, but innovation and entrepreneurial zeal are more than alive and well. What does economic opportunity look like, and who is driving it? What are the catalysts that will drive small town economies to a prosperous future? Hear from an entrepreneur whose distillery could have a transformative effect on agriculture and associated suppliers; an exec who thrives in driving start up success; and a business development leader who works across industries and communities in an effort to scale economic growth. Investing in new enterprises, creating capital, and cultivating innovation are the tools of leaders in the Heartland dedicated to controlling their own destiny.