MGA Jobs & Energy Forum, October 6-7, 2009
On behalf of my fellow governors, I want to thank you for your
attendance and participation at the Midwestern Governors
Association Jobs and Energy Forum in Detroit on October 6-7,
As chair of the Midwestern Governors Association, I have set
this year’s agenda as
Creating Jobs in the New Energy Economy.
In order to transform the Midwest from rust to green, this
agenda will identify strategies to create thousands of clean
energy jobs that will lay the economic foundation for our
region’s economic future.
The Forum was a great opportunity to bring together Midwestern
leaders of various sectors to discuss new energy economy opportunity
for the region. It was
also enlightening to hear from different perspectives, including
those of foreign countries, who have and are facing similar economic
issues as the Midwest.
It is reassuring to know that the Midwest is on the right path to
diversifying its economy and creating more new energy economy jobs.
The unveiling of the Platform
for Creating and Retaining Midwestern Jobs in the New Energy Economy
and Midwest Energy Infrastructure Accord provides the Midwest with
viable options for us moving forward in the new energy economy.
Thank you again for joining us in Detroit and hope
you enjoyed Michigan during your stay.
Governor of Michigan and Chair,
Midwestern Governors Association