Workforce Development & Economic Policy

A top priority of the nation’s Governors is expanding economic opportunity and advancing the nation’s global competitiveness by developing the skilled workforce and economic environment required for individuals, businesses and communities to thrive and prosper. As the chief executive officers of their states, Governors are responsible for setting strategic priorities that align workforce and economic development activities across their states toward a shared vision of societal and economic wellbeing. The NGA Center supports the nation’s Governors by sharing best practices and providing technical assistance services to state leaders including Governors’ economic policy advisors, Governors’ workforce development policy advisors, state economic development organization leaders, state workforce development board chairs and state workforce agency leaders. Focus areas include reducing barriers to economic participation; fostering economic dynamism and job growth; and providing training and employment opportunities that support employers’ talent needs and lead to family-sustaining careers.

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Governors Urge Congress to Finalize FY23 Spending Package

Governors Urge Congress to Finalize FY23 Spending Package

The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Republican Leader United States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles E. SchumerMajority LeaderUnited States Senate The Honorable ...
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How Governors are Supporting Apprenticeship, Youth Apprenticeship and Other Forms of Work-Based Learning

How Governors are Supporting Apprenticeship, Youth Apprenticeship and Other Forms of Work-Based Learning

Lessons From NGA Center’s Workforce Symposiums By Jordan Morang The bi-annual NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Workforce Symposiums provide an opportunity for state workforce leaders to address the ...
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Infrastructure Workforce Resources

Infrastructure Workforce Resources

Governors and other state and territory leaders across the country agree on the urgent need to develop a qualified workforce to design, build and maintain infrastructure investments. Several states and ...
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Digital Equity and the Future of Work: How Six Governors are Advancing Digital Skills for Equitable Economic Participation

Digital Equity and the Future of Work: How Six Governors are Advancing Digital Skills for Equitable Economic Participation

Hawai’i, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island brought together interagency teams to develop state plans to close digital skills gaps in priority industries, geographies and demographics in ...
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How Six States Are Planning To Advance Digital Skills For Equitable Economic Participation

Governors are prioritizing digital skill development across the education and training continuum, from K-12 curriculum to upskilling and reskilling for workers and adult learners.


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Tax Reform – Big 7

Dear Members of Congress: On behalf of the state and local elected and appointed officials that our national organizations represent, we urge Congress in any comprehensive federal tax reform package ...
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Internet Gaming

The Honorable Jeff Sessions Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530 Dear Attorney General Sessions: The nation’s governors are concerned ...
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Governors’ Principles for Federal Budget

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives United States Capitol Washington, ...
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NGA Hosts International Visit on Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) will host a visit to Germany and Switzerland for a small group of U.S. governors to study apprenticeships from March ...
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Commerce

1.1 Preamble Governors believe that commerce is the engine of economic development and job creation. Many cylinders power this complex engine, including, but not limited to, capital access, trade and ...
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Public Finance

3.1 Preamble Governors support the preservation of public financing - notably tax-exempt financing. Most states utilize public financing to raise capital for a wide range of public projects, some states ...
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Workforce Development and Postsecondary Education

3.1    Preamble Workforce development and postsecondary education are at the center of governors’ economic development agenda. Growing small businesses, expanding existing industries, attracting new companies and future-proofing state economies all ...
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Career and Technical Education

5.1    Preamble Governors recognize career and technical education as a powerful tool to fuel state economies and prepare students for rewarding and productive careers. Thoughtful alignment of these programs to ...
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The Government Accounting Board

Honorable Jeb Hensarling, Chairman Committee on Financial Services U.S. House of Representatives 2129 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Hensarling: On behalf of the state and local ...
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Economic Policy Library

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