Midwestern Governors Association

Midwestern Governors Association As America's Smartland, the Midwest continues to be the best place to live, work, get an education, grow a business and raise a family. The Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization that brings together governors and their staff to work cooperatively on public policy issues of significance to the Midwestern region.

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07/01/2019

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05/14/2019

The MGA announces today it’s 2019 leadership. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has been named as chair of the association and Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota will serve as the association vice chair. For more information please see the release: https://www.midwesterngovernors.org/2019-leadership

Midwest Sees Surge in Clean Energy Jobs
04/16/2019
Midwest Sees Surge in Clean Energy Jobs

Midwest Sees Surge in Clean Energy Jobs

The region is creating jobs in renewable energy and the clean energy industry more quickly than the rest of the country.

Historic floods that killed 4 and displaced hundreds force 74 Nebraska cities to issue emergency declarations
03/19/2019
Historic floods that killed 4 and displaced hundreds force 74 Nebraska cities to issue emergency declarations

Historic floods that killed 4 and displaced hundreds force 74 Nebraska cities to issue emergency declarations

The major flooding that left at least four dead in Nebraska and Iowa over the past week is slowly receding in some areas, but rivers likely will be flooded for days more, and additional rain and melting snow are expected to make flooding worse in other parts of the Plains and Midwest.

"With our history in Youngstown, we've got to learn how to adapt," Garvey said. "We have the skill sets that we develope...
03/07/2019
In the shadow of an empty GM factory, the future of manufacturing takes shape

"With our history in Youngstown, we've got to learn how to adapt," Garvey said. "We have the skill sets that we developed in a legacy industry, and we're transitioning those skill sets to more of a 21st century digital environment."
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/07/economy/future-of-manufacturing-youngstown/index.html

Unlike Silicon Valley, which has scant experience with heavy manufacturing, this faded industrial hub has all the know-how necessary to reinvent how America makes things in the future.

Will Utilities Miss the Boat on Battery Storage?
02/26/2019
Will Utilities Miss the Boat on Battery Storage?

Will Utilities Miss the Boat on Battery Storage?

With another year of enormous battery storage growth on the horizon, the stakes are higher than ever for utilities. Failure to plan now risks directing significant dollars to storage without maximizing benefits for the grid and customers.

" A city where people gather in the twinkle-light-filled beer gardens that dot verdant public parks; where live music fl...
02/25/2019
Why Milwaukee Is the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City

" A city where people gather in the twinkle-light-filled beer gardens that dot verdant public parks; where live music flows from open tavern doors, and it’s not uncommon to spot bikes and surfboards strapped to the top of cars even in the winter. "

From intriguing architecture to a classic Friday fish fry, here’s what you have to experience while in Milwaukee.

Things that Midwesterner's know to be true.
02/21/2019
I'm from Ohio — here are 6 things all Midwesterners know to be true

Things that Midwesterner's know to be true.

The Midwest has a rep for friendly people, cheap land, and a low-stress lifestyle that differs dramatically from other US regions. Many people are flocking to the Midwest because of its affordable cost of living and relaxed pace. Here's how the Midwest is different than the rest of the country.

In David City, Nebraska harmful waste is being transformed into natural gas, an example of innovation which is beneficia...
02/06/2019
David City landfill now converting waste gas to natural gas

In David City, Nebraska harmful waste is being transformed into natural gas, an example of innovation which is beneficial to the environment as well as business.

Aria Energy on Wednesday announced the construction of a landfill gas to renewable natural gas project at the Waste Connections-owned Butler County Landfill in David City.

Survey suggests solid economic growth ahead for Midwest
02/05/2019
Survey suggests solid economic growth ahead for Midwest

Survey suggests solid economic growth ahead for Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite a slight decline in business confidence, according a report issued Friday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Inde...

"Clean energy is helping drive economic growth. Clean energy jobs grew at a much faster rate than economy-wide jobs from...
01/31/2019
New Report: Clean Energy Sweeps Across the Rural Midwest

"Clean energy is helping drive economic growth. Clean energy jobs grew at a much faster rate than economy-wide jobs from 2015 to 2016. The number of rural clean energy jobs increased by more than 5 percent for 10 midwestern states, with 5 states experiencing growth of 7 or 8 percent. Zooming in on rural regions, the story is the same—clean energy is outpacing growth in other sectors. Most of these states had seen no growth or even losses across their entire economies, so the gains from clean energy were especially welcome."
https://www.nrdc.org/experts/arjun-krishnaswami/new-report-clean-energy-sweeps-across-rural-midwest

NRDC released a report today to document the impact of clean energy on the rural Midwest. The findings are clear: the remarkable clean energy growth that we are seeing across the country is bringing benefits to rural places throughout the...

A story of Midwestern ranchers dedicated to creating new opportunities, while paying respect to the history of the ranch...
01/30/2019
Cattle ranchers brewing up new business venture

A story of Midwestern ranchers dedicated to creating new opportunities, while paying respect to the history of the ranch, and the community.

https://bismarcktribune.com/business/local/cattle-ranchers-brewing-up-new-business-venture/article_364b28f4-272f-57be-89a7-305468b29309.html?utm_content=buffer9e2db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC#tracking-source=home-top-story

Wagon wheel and barbed wire chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the nearly 70-year-old round-top barn built by Jewell Doan Sr.

09/10/2018

MGA Summit to Showcase Advanced Technologies http://ow.ly/n52530lKQT9. Personal Robotics & Technology Exhibit Will Showcase Technologies that Disrupt and Improve the Ways We Live, Work, and Learn. More information, including agenda & registration, online at http://ow.ly/7PbT30lKQZP

Ambassador of Canada to the United States Will Address the Midwestern Governors Association Summit http://ow.ly/ysZN30lG...
09/04/2018
Ambassador of Canada to the United States Will Address the Midwestern Governors Association Summit – Midwestern Governors Association

Ambassador of Canada to the United States Will Address the Midwestern Governors Association Summit http://ow.ly/ysZN30lGoag. Updated Summit draft agenda and registration available online at http://ow.ly/b2EQ30lGod2

Ambassador of Canada to the United States Will Address the Midwestern Governors Association Summit September 4, 2018September 4, 2018 Jeff EwartMGA News Ambassador of Canada to the United States Will Address the Midwestern Governors Association Summit Washington, D.C. – Today the Midwestern Govern...

Udacity Chairman Sebastian Thrun to Lead Off Day Two of Upcoming MGA Summit http://ow.ly/PcpU30ltMMT. To register, pleas...
08/20/2018
Udacity Chairman Sebastian Thurn to Lead Off Day Two of Upcoming MGA Summit – Midwestern Governors Association

Udacity Chairman Sebastian Thrun to Lead Off Day Two of Upcoming MGA Summit http://ow.ly/PcpU30ltMMT. To register, please visit http://ow.ly/lEuh30ltMQA. An updated draft agenda is available online at http://ow.ly/NsuP30ltMTn

Udacity Chairman Sebastian Thurn to Lead Off Day Two of Upcoming MGA Summit August 20, 2018 Jeff EwartMGA News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 20, 2018Contact: Jesse Heier, 202-367-1226UDACITY CHAIRMAN SEBASTIAN THRUN TO LEAD OFF DAY TWO OF MGA’S UPCOMING SUMMIT The Mind Behind Google’s Self-...

Ford Motor Company CEO to Deliver MGA Summit Keynote Address https://www.midwesterngovernors.org/ford-keynote-2018/
08/14/2018
Ford Motor Company CEO to Deliver MGA Summit Keynote Address – Midwestern Governors Association

Ford Motor Company CEO to Deliver MGA Summit Keynote Address https://www.midwesterngovernors.org/ford-keynote-2018/

Ford Motor Company CEO to Deliver MGA Summit Keynote Address August 14, 2018August 13, 2018 Jeff EwartMGA News FORD MOTOR COMPANY CEO TO DELIVER MGA SUMMIT KEYNOTE ADDRESSJim Hackett to Discuss the Future of Transportation and Ford’s Vision for It Washington, D.C. – Today the Midwestern Governor...

Governor Rick Snyder
05/02/2018
Governor Rick Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder

The greatest threat to Michigan's continued economic growth is developing the talent to meet the needs of employers. Seeing the skills showcased by these incredibly enthusiastic and creative students in Detroit last week shows that we are on the right track to keeping the edge in innovation.

Governor Mark Dayton
05/02/2018
Governor Mark Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton

“We are deeply grateful to Amazon.com for its continuing commitment to Minnesota and for the jobs this new expansion will create.”

— Governor Mark Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton
05/02/2018
Governor Mark Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton

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