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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Learning from State Regulatory Streamlining Efforts

Learning from State Regulatory Streamlining Efforts

A growing number of states are making significant headway towards creating better regulatory management systems and leaner regulations. This will undoubtedly save on administrative costs, eliminate redundancies and provide lessons ...
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One-Stop Portals Help Businesses Navigate State Regulations

One-Stop Portals Help Businesses Navigate State Regulations

One-stop portals and online hubs that provide a single point of entry for business transactions with state government are an effective way to help new and small businesses. (View/Download) Executive ...
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Governors Implement: Broadband, Workforce Innovation and Digital Equity

Governors Implement: Broadband, Workforce Innovation and Digital Equity

How Governors are Advancing Workforce Innovation, Broadband Access and Digital Skills in America’s Workforce. By Rachael Stephens and Katherine Ash This week, Governors’ broadband advisors and workforce development leaders will ...
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Pre-Apprenticeship Action Lab

Pre-Apprenticeship Action Lab

National Governors Association, in partnership with Education Strategy Group, and thanks to support from the Siemens Foundation, hosted its fourth in a series of Action Labs as part of its ...
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Using Data To Advance Digital Skills: A State Playbook

To assist states in closing digital skill gaps and preparing for digital equity planning, this brief offers key questions and resources for state leaders to consider.


Meet Our Team

Rachael Stephens, Program Director

Sally Rood, Senior Policy Analyst

Jordan Morang, Policy Analyst

Sophia Yager, Policy Analyst

Katie Nichols, Policy Coordinator

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Workforce Development Library

Testimony – New Innovations and Best Practices Under the Workforce Investment Act (2009)

Chairman Hinojosa, Ranking Member Guthrie, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting the National Governors Association to testify today. My name is Sandi Vito and I am honored ...
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Testimony – Lifelong Education Opportunities (Governor Sebelius)

Chairman Enzi, Senator Kennedy and members of the Committee, I am Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of the State of Kansas, and Chair of the National Governors Association Education, Early Childhood and ...
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Economic Policy Library

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