The Midwest is not just the nation's breadbasket or transportation crossroads, but, also America's Smartland. The region's governors offer practical approaches to issues that often serve as catalysts for national strategies and solutions. With regional concerns and objectives in mind, the MGA examines federal programs and policies that impact the Midwest. The MGA focuses its efforts on four main policy areas of agriculture, economic development, energy and renewing the Midwestern brand.
The Chair of the MGA selects a priority issue to focus on during his or her one-year term. The MGA supports this agenda by focusing the entire region on the issue and on finding collaborative ways to advance the goals of the chair's initiative.
For more information about the current Chair's agenda, click here.
Additionally, the MGA has designed specific policies and positions on reauthorization of the farm bill and the transportation bill, renewable electricity, advanced coal with carbon capture and storage, biofuels, energy efficiency, methamphetamine production and use, and invasive species. More recently, the MGA has focused on policies to create jobs for Midwesterners and increase the flow of investment capital into the region. It has also taken steps to retool the region's workforce in order to taken steps to support efforts to strengthen the region's workforce and seize emerging employment opportunities in the energy economy.
MGA policy platforms are addressed these initiatives pages, governors' policy letters/resolutions and MGA publications.