Growing up poor can have lifelong consequences for an individual and for society as a whole. Impoverished communities have difficulty meeting the needs of their residents. This, in turn, makes it difficult to sustain a thriving community, thereby perpetuating place-based poverty. Place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—seek to strengthen the physical, social, structural and economic conditions of a community that affect the well-being of the children, families and individuals who live there. Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty: Exploring the Governor’s Role addresses the potential for place-based strategies to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.