Governors Midwest Initiatives Events



Chair's Agenda
America's Smartland Discussion Series


Economic Development


Renewing the Midwestern Brand


Jobs Creation / Workforce Development

Job creation and a sustained economic growth are top priorities for the region’s governors. In order to address the challenges and harness the opportunities faced by a transforming regional economy, the Midwest must bring in new capital to the region, form new global partnerships and tap the potential of our under-employed workforce.

Midwestern governors are committed to encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship that capitalize on the independent spirit of Midwesterners. Through cooperative regional efforts, Midwestern states can continue to grow their economies and create jobs.

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Business plan competitions allow businesses and individuals the opportunities to get valuable seed funding to start, build or expand businesses in the region. A list of business plan competitions can be found here.