Governor Carney Named to NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee

National Governors Association announced 2017-2018 committee membership on Wednesday

WILMINGTON, Del. – The National Governors Association on Wednesday announced that Governor John Carney will serve on the association’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee, to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow governors on economic development and economic growth.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will chair the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will serve as the committee’s vice chair.

“Governors have the unique ability to demonstrate leadership on economic issues, help drive economic growth, and create an atmosphere that will lead to the creation of good-paying jobs across our states,” said Governor Carney, who last week announced a statewide Jobs & Economy Tour to meet with business leaders. “In Delaware, we’re already focused on restructuring economic development efforts to focus on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs grow, and on fostering innovation. Working together to improve our economy is not a partisan issue, and I’m looking forward to serving with governors of both parties on the committee.”

The committee’s membership includes:

  • Gov. John Carney, Delaware;
  • Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa;
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois;
  • Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland;
  • Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire;
  • Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina;
  • Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico;
  • Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island;
  • Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin; and
  • Gov. Phil Scott, Vermont.

Read more about the NGA’s announcement on Wednesday and the work of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee.


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