Promoting Growth and Shared Prosperity for a Better Midwest
A webinar series of the MLC Economic Development Committee
Promoting Growth & Shared Prosperity for a Better Midwest web-based policy series explored a number of policy issues impacting economic growth and prosperity in the Midwest region.
During the course of this series, the Economic Development Committee partnered with other MLC policy committees to explore topics of cross-cutting interest. These virtual meetings offered an opportunity to explore strategies that improve state and regional economies, employment opportunities and outcomes, and prosperity for the region’s communities and citizens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re-securing Midwest U.S.-Canada Trade and Supply Chains in a Time of Changing Geopolitics
On January 20, 2022, the MLC Economic Development and Midwest-Canada Relations committees hosted virtual event that explored recent events which have affected, and will affect, the two countries’ trade, supply chains, and economic development.