The inaugural Bentonville Conference on American Life convened thought leaders from the worlds of business, media, and government to explore the numerous challenges facing American families today.

EIG Executive Director Steve Glickman moderated an enlivening panel on the economic revitalization of communities, focusing on how community and economic development officials can capitalize on the new Opportunity Zones program to jump start local economies.

For a quick recap of the Conference on American Life, click here:

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Oliver Gilbert


City of Miami Gardens, FL

Tina Budnaitis

Store Manager


Graham Cobb

President and CEO

Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Moderators

Steve Glickman

Executive Director

Economic Innovation Group