WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS— Governors from around the country are meeting at The Greenbrier resort this weekend, tackling economic development, infrastructure, education and health care issues.
National Governors Association chair John Hickenlooper of Colorado said over the last year governors from all states have focused on improving efficiencies and how to protect the public good.
An over-arching theme of the event will be about workforce training, as economies are changing throughout the country.
Hickenlooper said governors would have “a wide open discussion to improve our workforce training.”
“We know it’s essential that every single member of the workforce at every age is the opportunity to realize their full God-given potential in order to keep pace with the constantly changing and ever-increasing demands in terms of job skills,” Hickenlooper said.
W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is hosting the event, which also includes a private Mountain Stage concert.
Tomblin touted the Mountain State’s gains in “addressing what used to be our liabilities” in workers’ compensation, reducing business taxes while not raising personal income taxes for more than 20 years and implementing workforce training at community colleges and universities.
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