The National Governors Association announced Aug. 9 that Gov. John Carney will serve on the association’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee, to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow governors on economic development and economic growth.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will chair the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will serve as the committee’s vice chair.
“Governors have the unique ability to demonstrate leadership on economic issues, help drive economic growth and create an atmosphere that will lead to the creation of good-paying jobs across our states,” Carney said, who the week prior announced a statewide Jobs & Economy Tour to meet with business leaders. “In Delaware, we’re already focused on restructuring economic development efforts to focus on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs grow, and on fostering innovation. Working together to improve our economy is not a partisan issue, and I’m looking forward to serving with governors of both parties on the committee.”
In addition to Carney, the committee’s membership includes Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa; Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois; Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland; Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire; Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina; Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico; Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island; Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin; and Gov. Phil Scott, Vermont.