The Midwestern Legislative Conference's Resurgent Midwest, Insurgent Growth Initiative was created to help the region’s policymakers understand the factors
that contribute to economic growth. Under the initiative, the MLC Economic Development Committee, in partnership with GrowthEconomics Inc., produced a report on the economic performance and competitiveness of the Midwestern states and region. For more information about the MLC Economic Development Committee, contact Laura Tomaka.
In Search of Growth: An Economic Checkup of the Midwestern States
The report "In Search of Growth: An Economic Checkup of the Midwestern States" presents an assessment of recent state economic performance in two parts. The first section provides a “dashboard” of long- and short-term economic trends for each state using monthly and quarterly data. The second
section is a compilation and analysis of the various benchmarking reports and report cards that assess states based on a
number of economic measures. This report was made possible through support by the Midwest Innovation Initiative, a project funded by the
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
and managed by the
Institute for Work and the Economy.
The bipartisan MLC committees are made up of state and provincial legislators from across the Midwest. They foster the regional exchange of information and ideas on key policy issues impacting the region and its states. They also facilitate interstate cooperation.