Committee fosters dialogue among leaders in economic policy
The Midwestern Legislative Conference Economic Development Committee provides a forum for legislators to examine strategies for economic growth in individual states and the region as a whole. Legislators from the 11 member states of the MLC and four Canadian provinces serve on the committee, which is led by two co-chairs, Michigan Sen. Ken Horn and Nebraska Sen. Heath Mello, and a vice chair, Illinois Rep. Elgie Sims.
This bipartisan, regional group of legislators last met in July as part of the 2015 MLC Annual Meeting. Presentations from this meeting can be found here. Since its creation in 1996, the committee has studied a number of issues impacting the economic health of the Midwestern states, including tax and financial incentives, technology-led economic development, venture capital, workforce development and regional growth strategies.
If you have questions about the committee, please contact Laura Tomaka, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.
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.