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Governors Midwest Initiatives Events and Resources  

10.6.15 | Gov. Dayton proclaims November 2-6 Minnesota MedTech Week 

10.6.15 | Working for Wisconsin: Gov. Walker tours Chippewa Valley Technical College

10.6.15 | Gov. Nixon receives 2015 Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award from the American Recreation Coalition

10.5.15 | 100- year-old Indiana company Rolls-Royce investing nearly $600 million, committing to future in state

10.5.15 | Gov. Pence congratulates 2016 Indiana Teacher of the Year

10.5.15 | Gov. Branstad calls for 70% of Iowans with education or training beyond high school by 2025

10.5.15 | Mental health initiative in Missouri marks second anniversary and continues to produce life-changing results


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Message from our chair

A Regional Perspective: A unified voice for Midwestern Governors

Welcome to the Midwestern Governors Association website!


As Chair of the MGA for 2015, I look forward to working with my fellow Midwestern governors to increase regional discussions on poverty reductions.

Most Midwesterners enjoy an unsurpassed quality of life. Our four distinct seasons, cultural and sporting activities, culinary delights, affordability, natural beauty, and the friendly nature of its residents continue to make the region a go-to location. The Midwest has a thriving pulse from international city-centers to urban regrowth to rural communities serving as our nation’s backbone. With quality education systems, low crime rates, close-knit communities and numerous outdoor recreational activities, Midwestern states and their rural communities continue to be excellent places to live, work, raise a family and

grow a business. But despite these globally recognized regional attributes, there are some in our region that are living in poverty and have a great need for assistance.


States continue to lead on policies, programs and assistance for those in need. However, the complexity of this issue does not allow for a one-size-fits-all solution. Fortunately, there are a lot of regional similarities and opportunities for sharing best practices and discussing how to approach poverty reduction.


I look forward to working with my fellow governors to ensure our region continues to be the best place to live, work, start a family, get an education, visit, do business and someday even retire.

Please click here to learn more about my agenda, as well as explore this site to view the current policies and activities of the MGA.




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