Western Governors re-energize economies through job training, grants

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Governors are battling the pandemic on multiple fronts, from testing to statewide health orders. One of the most significant challenges they face is revitalization of their economies. Best of the West highlights several economic efforts, from job training programs in South Dakota and Wyoming, to ‘strike teams’ tackling unemployment in California. (Read more)
This week’s COVID-19 in the West state-by-state report includes Idaho Gov. Brad Little reporting on the success of a small business grant program and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s (pictured) involvement in a virtual job fair. (Read more)
Learn More: The Electric Vehicle Roadmap Initiative
WGA Chair and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has launched the Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative, which seeks to achieve regional agreement on electric vehicle charging infrastructure. “It creates a roadmap, both literally and figuratively, to the future,” the Governor said at the rollout. Watch Keynote
Download: Special Report of the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative, 2020 Annual Report
The Reimagining the Rural West Initiative Special Report highlights the work of Western Governors to re-energize rural communities across the region. (Download) WGA’s 2020 Annual Report chronicles the past year’s policy work of the Western Governors on topics such as realigning the state-federal relationship, water management, and the launch of the Western Invasive Species Council. (Download)

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