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.

NLC Capstone Partners

AARP

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.

ACCELA

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.

Amazon

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

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

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.

Esri

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.

google

Google is a technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google provides cloud-based software solutions for local government, improving operational effectiveness and service delivery, delivering big data insights at scale with machine learning and AI, and enabling their workforce with collaboration tools.

justserve

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community. By serving with each other in our local communities, we’re paving the way for much broader changes. Our individual efforts don’t need to be huge—a little bit of change here, a few hours there—because even small efforts quickly add up to make a real difference. As we work side-by-side and learn from each other, mutual understanding increases, misconceptions can be corrected, and new friendships are built.

pallet

Pallet is a social purpose company working to end unsheltered homelessness and give people a second chance at employment. Their transitional shelter villages help bridge the gap from living on the street to finding permanent housing. They are designed to rapidly address unsheltered populations and help people transition to permanent housing with a resource net of on-site social services, food, showers, laundry, and more. The majority of the Pallet team have experienced homelessness themselves, so their designs account for exactly what’s needed in this moment of transition.

PAYPAL

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.

supernal

Supernal is a smart mobility service provider on a mission to redefine how people move, connect and live. Housed within Hyundai Motor Group, their aim is to connect communities and enable passengers to save time by offering seamlessly integrated intermodal mobility solutions. To bring this vision to life, they are building the electric air vehicles and supporting ground infrastructure.

Supernal is developing a family of electric air vehicles to connect more people to more places. Through a network of connected ground hubs called vertiports, passengers will board eVTOLs and be flown to their next destination. Leveraging the scale of Hyundai Motor Group’s technology and manufacturing capabilities, they expect entry into service in 2028.

t-mobile

T-Mobile is a wireless network operator, providing wireless voice and data services. T-Mobile works with local government to provide fast and reliable 5G service, deliver connectivity to public safety agencies, harness the power of data to drive efficiencies for smart cities, and help cities procure the services and technology they need.

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.

WELLS FARGO

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.