NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s Governors.

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Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

The 29th Plenary meeting of the Council of Governors was held yesterday, July 11, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Council serves as a forum for 10 presidentially appointed, ...
Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

At the 2024 NGA Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, representatives from multiple federal agencies held meetings with Governors’ staff members to focus on coordination between state and federal ...
Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution opens with a powerful declaration of purpose that is, perhaps, the most succinct definition of the American experiment. In the event that you didn’t ...

Let’s Get Ready

All Americans should have access to education that prepares them for success in life. As the world changes and technology evolves, ensuring all students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary for success is increasingly critical for our nation’s economic competitiveness.

As Governors, we lead states facing economic opportunities but also challenges, shortages in workforce, skills mismatch, and widening opportunity gaps that limit true economic mobility for Americans. We must take these indicators as a call to action.

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NGA Health to Assist 5 States on Addressing Infectious Diseases Related to Substance Use

The National Governors Association Health Division (NGA Health) will be working with five states -- Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada and ...
State Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

State Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

This policy scan explores state laws that protect critical energy infrastructure information (CEII) from public disclosure ...

Entrepreneurship in States: Fostering a Startup-Friendly Economy

In this report, NGA has provided cases highlighting state visioning, data collection, financial amenities, regulatory approaches, broadband needs, rural programming, ...

Public Health Preparedness and Response Workshop for State and Territorial Gubernatorial and Legislative Leaders

NGA partnered with CDC to give states the opportunity to learn about public health model policies in Arizona and develop ...

State Summit on Opportunity Zones

NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices hosted NGA’s first-ever State Summit on Opportunity Zones. The event featured a range ...

Building Success: Strategies for Effectively Advancing Your Governor’s Education Priorities

This joint-webinar with EducationCounsel was designed to provide new Governors Education Policy Advisors (GEPAs) with an overview of our team ...

Regional Workshops on Expanding Access to Medication Assisted Treatment for Justice-Involved Populations

NGA Solutions: Center for Best Practices Regional Workshops on Expanding Access to Medication Assisted Treatment for Justice-Involved Populations to 9 ...

The User Pays? A Potential Solution to the Transportation Funding Crisis

This webinar explored sustainable funding alternatives, such as Mileage Based User Fees (MBUFs) or Road Use Charges (RUCs), that several ...
Connecting State Financing Policy to Institutional Innovation

Connecting State Financing Policy to Institutional Innovation

NGA Solutions: The Center for Best Practices had a meeting focused on transforming state postsecondary financing policies to support institutional ...

Transportation Technology Workshop

NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment hosted a workshop on June 4 and 5 in Washington, on the topic of advanced ...
Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update for Governors

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update for Governors

This guide, produced by the National Governors Association's (NGA) Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team, outlines successes and challenges faced by ...

Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

This paper recommends seven actions for governors to consider in order to protect electricity infrastructure and personally identifiable information. (Download) ...

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