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

States and territories succeed when there is certainty and stability in federal resources. The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Republican Leader United States ...
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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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Workforce Development Library

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Honorable Thomas E. Perez Secretary of Labor U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20210 The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell Secretary of Health and Human Services ...
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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Chair Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard Shelby Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Hal ...
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Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John Boehner Speaker U.S. House of ...
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Workforce Investment Act

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Chair Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard Shelby Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Hal ...
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Tax Reform

The Honorable Max Baucus Chairman Committee on Finance United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Orrin Hatch Ranking Member Committee on Finance United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear ...
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STEM in Immigration Reform

The Honorable Bob Goodlatte Chairman Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable John Conyers Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives ...
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STEM Hatch-Klobuchar-Coons Amendment

The Honorable Orrin Hatch United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Amy Klobuchar United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chris Coons United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 ...
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Workforce Investment Act

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Chair Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard Shelby Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Hal ...
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Marketplace Fairness Act

The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Reid and Senator McConnell: On ...
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Economic Policy Library

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