Next Week: Group of Six Bipartisan Governors to Discuss How to Create Jobs, Compete Globally

Jun 17, 2011

Next Monday (6/20), the U.S. Chamber and the National Chamber Foundation (NCF) will bring together six governors, from both sides of the aisle, to release the second annual Enterprising States study (see last year’s study here) and to discuss our nation's most important challenge: creating jobs and reviving economic growth.

At the Chamber’s headquarters near Lafayette Park, in the heart of Washington, these six governors from across the country will discuss the challenges they have encountered in their own states and what specific kinds of policies they have seen proven successful in encouraging businesses to locate, grow, and expand locally.  As the study suggests, some states have been more enterprising than others.  The governors will also be looking at the unintended consequences of having cut certain programs from their budgets and how different types of private-public investments have fared in their economies.

In attendance will be:

  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Margaret Spellings, Executive Vice President, National Chamber Foundation and President, U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation 
  • Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado
  • Governor Jack Markell, Delaware
  • Governor Rick Scott, Florida
  • Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa
  • Governor Bob McDonnell, Virginia
  • Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin

If you’re a member of the press I hope you will join us! The summit is from 9:00am-12:00pm. To register, please email

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