2019-04-04 National Governors Association

In Montana, State Leaders to Review Strategies to Connect Americans to Meaningful Careers

As Gov. Bullock’s Good Jobs for All Americans Initiative Concludes, State Leaders to Take Stock in Whitefish

Montana Governor Steve Bullock, who has spurred national conversations around the future of work during his tenure as chair of the National Governors Association, will review lessons during a two-day summit in his home state in May.

The summit, which is expected to feature Gov. Bullock and other leaders from states and private businesses, is scheduled for May 21-22 in Whitefish, Montana. It comes after regional workshops on Gov. Bullock’s Good Jobs for All Americans initiative in Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Des Moines, and as Gov. Bullock winds down his tenure as NGA chair.

Key findings from the initiative will be presented during the NGA Summer Meeting in July in a Governor’s Guide to equip state leaders with real-world solutions that will live on past the initiative. Good Jobs for All Americans has explored strategies to empower rural communities, reskill mid-career workers and create a future-ready workforce.

“Through the Good Jobs for All Americans initiative, we’ve learned valuable lessons on how states can lead to ensure that workers are ready for the jobs of the future and that no American is left behind in a changing economy,” said Gov. Bullock. “We’re excited to give governors the tools to apply these lessons to meet the needs of their states – not only today, but for years to come.”

The Whitefish summit is expected to feature an address by internet pioneer and author Steve Case, the AOL co-founder who now is chairman and CEO of Revolution, a D.C.-based investment firm that invests in — and partners with — entrepreneurs who are building companies that transform markets and seek to change the world. States will share examples of leadership in equipping their workforces with the skills to succeed in a fast-changing economy, and will review strategies for ensuring that the lessons of the initiative inform policies for years to come.

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