Founded in 1991, Heartland Investigative Group is one of the leading providers of business, legal and financial intelligence and forensic services in the Midwest. It maintains a staff of investigators, forensic experts and agents who offer various corporate investigative services. The company offers legal investigative services for criminal defense, product liability, intellectual properties and background checks. Heartland Investigative Group partners with Heartland Corporate Security to provide premise security audit, threat assessment and executive protection services. The company is a member of the National Council of Investigation and the Services and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Its clients include Target Corporation, Equifax, Hitachi, US Bank and Kmart. Heartland Investigative Group is operated by Heartland Companies and maintains a location in Minneapolis.