Promoting Growth and Shared Prosperity for a Better Midwest

A webinar series of the MLC Economic Development Committee

October 29, 2021
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Promoting Growth & Shared Prosperity for a Better Midwest web-based policy series explores a number of policy issues impacting economic growth and prosperity in the Midwest region.

During the course of this series, the Economic Development Committee is partnering with other MLC policy committees to explore topics of cross-cutting interest. These virtual meetings are an opportunity to explore strategies that improve state and regional economies, employment opportunities and outcomes, and prosperity for the region’s communities and citizens.

Upcoming Events

Re-securing Midwest U.S.-Canada Trade and Supply Chains in a Time of Changing Geopolitics

January 20, 2022, 1 pm CST
co-hosted by the MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee

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How States are Using American Rescue Plan Funds

Date TBD
Co-hosted by the MLC Fiscal Affairs Committee

Past Events

Ethanol production in the Midwest: The state of the industry and future outlook

On October, 29, 2021, the MLC Economic Development Committee and the MLC Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee hosted a discussion of the ethanol industry in the Midwest.

More information, slidedecks and recording.

Youth Apprenticeship: Building Opportunities for the Next-Generation Workforce

On November 17, 2021, the MLC Economic Development and Education committees hosted a discussion about the innovations in youth apprenticeship and promising state programs in the Midwest.

More information, slidedecks and recording.

Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Incarcerated and Ex-Offender Populations

On November 30, 2021, the MLC Economic Development and Criminal Justice & Public Safety committees hosted a discussion exploring the link between education and successful re-entry for ex-offenders.

More information, slidedecks and recording.

 

Addressing the Child Care Crisis to Preserve Jobs and Grow the Economy

On December 15, 2021, the MLC Economic Development and Health & Human Services committees hosted virtual event that explored the child care crisis, the impact it is having on jobs and the economy, and potential solutions to helping the region’s working parents have access to reliable and affordable care.

More information, slidedeck and recording