A Regional Perspective: A unified voice for Midwestern Governors
Welcome to the
Midwestern Governors Association website!
The Midwest, long known as the
heartland, breadbasket and crossroads of America, is also quickly gaining a
reputation as America’s Smartland. Our skilled, hardworking and committed people
are innovators and entrepreneurs. With leading community colleges and
universities, fortune 500 firms, and a can-do spirit, the Midwest is a great
place to grow and start a business.
Driving the success in the Midwest is not just business, but
also, a quality of life that is unsurpassed in the world. Four distinct seasons,
cultural and sporting activities, culinary delights and natural beauty are
putting the region on the map for tourists and residents alike.
Key to our regional success are our rivers and lakes. These
water resources provide commerce, recreation and transportation. As Chair of
the MGA and governor of the state with 10,000 lakes, it is important for us to
ensure that our rivers and lakes are preserved for future generations. This
year, my agenda as Chair will focus on increasing collaboration and awareness of
the invasive species in Midwestern waterways. Please continue to check back on
the progress of this agenda and how we all can play a role in protecting our
waterways, or join our mailing
I encourage you to visit and explore
this site to learn more about my agenda, my
fellow Midwestern governors, the current policies and activities of the MGA, and
why the Midwest is America’s Smartland.