The Governors’ Institute recognizes that each state faces its own particular challenges related to growth and development. Working with a governor’s staff and cabinet, the Institute develops workshops tailored to address the specific priorities of a governor and the unique needs of his or her state. Each workshop brings together one governor and his or her cabinet and staff to work with nationally renowned experts and practitioners on specific issues identified by the governor prior to the workshop.
Governors’ Institute workshops are designed to:
- provide state leaders with practical, action-oriented strategies to create vibrant, economically competitive communities;
- highlight the connections between economic development, transportation, land use, housing, energy and the environment;
- bring together a broad range of decision-makers and create the basis for coordinated action among state agencies; and
- encourage increased cooperation between state and local governments.