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Opinion Articles
October 26, 2010

By Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
After seven days of intense economic development work in India, I’m back in Kentucky, tired but optimistic those efforts will pay off.

October 04, 2010

By Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
On Monday I'll be paying a return visit to Greenville, a small town about 25 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

September 18, 2010

By Maine Governor John Baldacci
Earlier this week I addressed two of Maine’s regional chambers of commerce: the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

September 03, 2010

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
Finding a job in today's most competitive fields often requires a strong foundation in math and science. In Arkansas, we are working to improve students' preparation for high-tech careers through AAIMS, the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science.

August 13, 2010

By Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
Earlier this month, Boeing announced plans to move 550 high-paying engineering jobs to Oklahoma City.

July 22, 2010

By Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
Idaho is great at leveraging its abundant natural resources to develop industries. So it’s no surprise that we’re rapidly developing an energy industry around our natural resources of wind, solar and geothermal, and the new technology that’s making them competitive in the marketplace.

June 18, 2010

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
It is fitting that we are highlighting NEMA this week, given the extensive work they and other key state agencies are now engaged in with the storms and flooding that have hit Nebraska, starting the first week of June.

May 05, 2010

By Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Yesterday with my signature, we moved Maryland forward with tough new laws to monitor and supervise sex offenders and increase mandatory minimum sentences for child sex offenders in our State.

April 28, 2010

By California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Decades of research shows that nothing is more crucial to a great education than a great teacher. Yet right now there is a terrible state law that prevents some of our kids from getting the very best and brightest teachers.

April 09, 2010

By Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
As governor, one of my commitments to the people of Michigan is to go anywhere and do anything to bring business investment and jobs to Michigan. And that includes traveling overseas to persuade foreign companies that Michigan is the place they need to be.

March 16, 2010

By Maine Governor John Baldacci
As I look at the headlines and study the economic data for Maine and the nation, I see reports that the economy is showing some signs of improvement. Unfortunately, we’re still losing jobs.

February 24, 2010

By Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
More than ever before, a college degree is indispensable to successful professional development. Regardless of their backgrounds, students throughout Arkansas face their own challenges and worry about their futures.

February 03, 2010

By Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Black History Month is a wonderful opportunity for Virginians to learn more about the rich and diverse history of our Commonwealth.

January 20, 2010

By Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
Oklahoma faces some significant health challenges, but the Oklahoma State Department of Health recently released some great news for our state: fewer Oklahoma teens are taking up the deadly habit of smoking.

January 06, 2010

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
As 2009 ends, I want to review some of the important economic development accomplishments of the past year that will help reshape Nebraska communities in the coming year and create new opportunities for future growth.

December 02, 2009

By Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson
Not since the Great Depression have Kansas families, workers and businesses faced the severity of financial troubles that we are seeing today. I am deeply concerned by the challenges and struggles being experienced by each and every Kansan.

December 02, 2009

By Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Small and family-owned businesses are the heart and soul of our State and the key to how we’re going to turn the corner from recession to recovery to prosperity.

November 12, 2009

By Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
This month: Some good news, and a few words of caution.

October 28, 2009

By West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin
Anytime a West Virginia business celebrates a groundbreaking or grand opening, it brings special meaning, because it is a sign of good opportunities to come.

October 14, 2009

By Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
The mission of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is to serve and protect the public by providing humane care and program opportunities to the 5,300 inmates and parolees placed in its custody.

September 30, 2009

By Maine Governor John Baldacci
Since taking office in 2003, I have made it a priority to reduce Maine’s dependence on fossil fuels and improve our State’s position as a leader in renewable energy.

September 16, 2009

By Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle
As our entire community works to address the day-to-day challenges of the economic downturn, we must not lose sight of those who are in the greatest need.

August 26, 2009

By Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
There’s an old saying that “Getting there is half the fun.” Well, if you could get from Detroit to Chicago in a couple of hours on a new, clean, high-tech passenger train traveling at a top speed of 110 miles per hour, well, that would be fun, wouldn’t it?

July 28, 2009

By Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
Idaho’s economy is recovering. Businesses are growing. Jobs are being created.

July 28, 2009

By Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
At the end of July, I led a trade and economic development mission to Cuba. It's essential that we seek out new markets for Arkansas products and bring more prosperity to our farmers and businesses.