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Economic Opportunity


States Strategize to Reduce Childhood Hunger

Ten states will participate in a project to reduce childhood hunger, which is aligned with Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s NGA spouse’s initiative.

States Strengthen Youth Incarceration Alternatives

Five states and territories will participate in a National Governors Association learning lab focused on alternatives to incarceration for justice-involved youth.


The NGA Center for Best Practices Economic Opportunity Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The division covers economic development and innovation; workforce development focused on industry-based strategies; pathways to employment and populations with special needs; and human services for children, youth, low-income families and people with disabilities.