Our Capstone Partners play a leadership role within the NLC Corporate Partner Leadership Council, bring a deeper level of investment to supporting local leaders, and work across NLC with different programs and centers to provide private-sector perspectives to issues facing cities.

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AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

While comprised of different legal entities, AARP speaks with one voice — all united by a common motto: “To serve, not be served.” AARP develops public policy recommendations that serve the interests of Americans age 50 and over. They also serve as an advocate in the marketplace and provide services such as health insurance plans, financial products, and travel packages specifically created for older Americans.


For nearly 20 years, Accela has been an industry leader in designing and delivering government software to improve efficiency, increase citizen engagement and enable the development of thriving communities. Today, citizens are savvy to how services should be delivered, and expect a consistently convenient, openly transparent view into their local government. While government agencies struggle to do more with less, their mission has never been more critical.


Aflac is America’s largest provider of supplementral insurance, which is additional coverage that you can use to help with the out-of-pocket expenses that may not be covered by your major medical insurance. Aflac is voluntary insurance, or an optional layer of financial protection. And with healthcare costs on the rise, more Americans than ever are seeking an extra financial safety net for unexpected medical expenses.


Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

Amazon strives to have a positive impact on customers, employees, small businesses, the economy, and communities. Through the Amazon store, devices and services, Amazon Web Services, and entertainment, Amazon provides its customers with lower prices, better selection, and convenient services.


Axon develops software and products for law enforcement to protect life, preserve truth, and accelerate justice through body cameras, software, and non-lethal weapons such as the Taser. 

bitwise industries

Bitwise Industries creates a bridge between humans from marginalized communities and stories of systemic poverty to skills and resources necessary to access opportunities in the tech industry. By leveraging public-private partnerships, Bitwise provides paid apprenticeships to students to learn tech skills, connects them to meaningful tech opportunities, and builds vibrant buildings in underestimated cities to house their work. By upskilling disenfranchised humans, it empowers them to change their own lives—which ignites and transforms the regional economies of the cities in which Bitwise serves. Bitwise has raised more than $100M in support of this important work; expanded its model to serve five cities (Fresno, Bakersfield, Merced, Oakland, and Toledo); and built a tech apprenticeship engine that will drive national jobs/economic recovery in 2021.


Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of mobility solutions, owning and operating the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands through a network of more than 9,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport rental locations in nearly 100 countries and territories. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates offers extensive car rental, carsharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail car sales, as well as travel management and other transportation services to make travel easier and more convenient for customers.


Ersi is the global market leader in GIS, helping customers get results since 1969.

Esri was founded to help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. They do so by supporting their users’ important work with a commitment to science, sustainability, community, education, research, and positive change.

With 49 offices worldwide and employees from 73 countries, Esri is a global company. Locally-owned software companies across the world have decades of regional experience and deep expertise in local issues. 11 dedicated research centers are at the leading edge of global innovation.

Expedia Group

Expedia Group is the world’s travel platform, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s most trusted online travel brands, such as Expedia, Hotels.com, VRBO, and Orbitz. With over 200 travel booking sites in 70 countries, Expedia Group’s purpose is to bring the world within reach.

Hyundai GAM

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster development of human-centered cities. The Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division is designing an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of people and future cities. By integrating two-dimensional mobility systems into our three-dimensional world, the Division is poised to democratize flight and revolutionize air transportation.

The Division fuses research in aviation, autonomy, robotics and services to define a new category of mobility for communities. We believe in inclusion, creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, enhancing people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.


PayPal is a fast, safe way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account. As a leader in Financial Technology, they believe in providing simple, affordable, secure and reliable financial services and digital payments that enable the hopes, dreams and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal believes that now is the time to reimagine money, to democratize financial services, so that managing and moving money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. Every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy, and PayPal is working to empower people to exercise this right and improve financial health.

Tyler Technologies
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Tyler Technologies is the largest software company in North America focused exclusively on the public sector, with more than 26,000 successful installations across 10,000 sites. Tyler’s client base includes public sector entities and K-12 schools throughout the U.S. and its territories, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations.

Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive to the needs of citizens.


Uber Eats is Uber’s food delivery platform that makes getting great food from your favorite local restaurants as easy as requesting a ride. The Uber Eats app connects you with a broad range of local restaurants and food, so you can order from the full menus of your local favorites whenever you want.


Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy their customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo helps create solutions for stronger communities through:

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Ensure all people feel respected and have equal access to resources and opportunities to succeed.
  • Economic empowerment: Strengthen financial self-sufficiency and economic opportunities in underserved communities.
  • Environmental sustainability: Accelerate a just transition to a low-carbon economy to help reduce climate change impacts.