Gov. Heineman will focus on economic development as chairman of the National Governors Association.
The NGA elected Heineman chairman Sunday during its meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Heineman had served as vice chairman of the group comprised of governors from all 50 states and the five territories.
Heineman, speaking to reporters at the state Capitol in Lincoln, says his initiative as NGA chairman will be “Growing State Economies”. He says he will use Nebraska’s strong economic growth as a model for other states, but also will listen and learn how other states have help create jobs. The emphasis of Heineman’s initiative will be on small businesses and what public policies help small businesses grow into large corporations.
Growing State Economies won’t just suggest policy options. It will also provide each governor with a state profile on their small businesses and their state’s economic environment, and report on what public policies foster job growth. The initiative plans four regional summits to discuss economic development.
For more information on the initiative, visit: http://www.subnet.nga.org/ci/1112.