Economic Initiative Announced by New NGA Chair

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman officially became chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) today during the closing plenary session of the NGA Annual Meeting. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was named vice chair.

Governors Examine Emergency Preparedness

Governors discussed the protection of the country’s borders and community resiliency, two aspects of emergency preparedness, today during the National Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Higher Education Key to Economic Competitiveness

Governors engaged in a conversation about effective state strategies to improve the productivity and quality of the nation’s higher education system today during the National Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Health Insurance Exchanges Focus of Governors Session

Governors discussed options for the implementation and establishment of health insurance exchanges today during the National Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Governors Focus on Opportunities in the Energy Sector

Governors examined ways to enhance their state’s prosperity by pursuing economic development opportunities in the energy sector, during the National Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Trade and Investment Key to Domestic Economic Growth and Job Creation

The nation's governors engaged in a lively discussion on the role of international trade and investment in their state's economic development strategy to foster economic growth and job creation during today's special Economic Development and Commerce Committee plenary session at the National Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Innovation and Economic Growth are Focus of NGA Annual Meeting Opening Session

The 2011 National Governors Association (NGA) Annual Meeting opened today with a plenary session dedicated to the vital role universities play in nurturing innovation and economic growth through collaboration and engagement with the private sector.

NGA Kicks off 103rd Annual Meeting in Utah

The nation's governors gathered today in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss a host of issues affecting states and the nation, including jobs, education and tough fiscal conditions.  National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, NGA Vice Chair Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert welcomed a bipartisan group of their colleagues for the association's 103rd Annual Meeting.

Nation's Governors to Hold 103rd Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

Governors from across the country will gather July 15-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss state's role in supporting education, fostering innovation and increasing competitiveness during the 103rd Annual Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). NGA promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices among governors and speaks with a collective voice on national policy.