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Economic Opportunity

Highlights

Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty: Exploring the Governor’s Role

A new paper from the National Governors Association addresses the potential for place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.


Building a High-Performing State Workforce Board

A new report from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can focus on to align state education and workforce programs to the needs of business, and connect individuals to jobs.


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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.