As emissaries and what some have called the “new ambassadors,” the nation’s governors are leading on international trade, driving billions in economic activity.
NGA Global creates opportunities for governors to convene and collaborate with their counterparts across the globe, including heads of state, global thought leaders and foreign executives.
The time for governors to take a leadership role in international engagement is now. Across the U.S., governors are focused on creating mutually beneficial international partnerships to strengthen their economies and ensure their states are internationally competitive. 2018 is the year governors go global.
National Governors Association’s New Office Focuses on Global Cooperation (Associations Now)
The National Governors Association is prioritizing international cooperation and partnerships with the opening of a new office called NGA Global. The overall objective of the office is to provide governors opportunities for collaboration with their counterparts around the world, including heads of state, thought leaders, and business executives.
Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors (WTOP)
Last week, the NGA launched a new international cooperation arm, called NGA Global, designed to strengthen ties between governors and foreign governments. At the last NGA meeting, held July in Rhode Island, Trudeau became the first foreign leader to address the NGA in its history. Last year, NGA brought governors to Germany and Switzerland to study how those countries used apprenticeships to better prepare their workforces—a test-run for the new office.
Australia leader urges U.S. to maintain global leadership role (Associated Press)
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, kicking off the National Governors Association meeting, highlighted “100 years of mate-ship” between the U.S. and Australia. He met with Trump at the White House on Friday, when Trump praised Australia’s “merit-based” immigration policies and suggested that Congress follow Australia’s lead.