Program Director
Martin Simon | profile
Program Director
Sharon McGroder | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Alexandra Cawthorne | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Meghan Wills | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Sally Rood | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Brent Parton | profile

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Economic, Human Services & Workforce Division


August 26, 2015

Governors are in a unique position to align programs and policies for children and their parents through “two-generation” strategies since they oversee most of the state and federal programs for low-income families.

July 01, 2014

Job seekers, employers and communities all benefited from workforce programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), according to a new report and companion paper released by the National Governors Association.


The NGA Center for Best Practices Economic, Human Services & Workforce (EHSW) Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The division covers economic development and innovation; workforce development focused on industry-based strategies; pathways to employment and populations with special needs; and human services for children, youth, low-income families and people with disabilities.

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