Press ReleaseFebruary 24, 2019

Job Creators Network Hosts Governors Roundtable with Labor Secretary

The JCN Governors Committee gathered 10 leading state governors and the U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta to discuss the Trump Administration's pro-growth agenda

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2019)—Today, the Job Creators Network hosted a roundtable discussion that included 10 leading state governors, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, and the heads of major industry associations to discuss the Trump Administration’s efforts to promote economic growth. Below is a list of governors who were in attendance:

Gov. Kim Reynolds (IA)                   Gov. Mike Parson (MO)                      Gov. Brad Little (ID)

Gov. Matt Bevin (KY)                       Gov. Pete Ricketts (NE)                       Gov. Doug Ducey (AZ)

Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL)                   Gov. Doug Burgum (ND)                    Gov. Phil Bryant (MS)

Gov. Brian Kemp (GA)

The roundtable began with remarks from Secretary Acosta and then moved into a discussion regarding occupational licensing reciprocity, association health plans, association retirement plans, and skills training. Many of these efforts are also being advanced at the state level.

“Thank you to the Job Creators Network for the opportunity to discuss the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to unleash economic growth throughout the nation,” said Secretary Acosta. “I appreciated the opportunity to speak with governors and industry leaders to advance the President’s agenda to ease regulatory burdens, increase access to quality, affordable healthcare, and help Americans save for the future.”

“The JCN Governors Committee roundtable on Sunday brought together an incredible group of policy leaders that can be leveraged to help businesses of all sizes,”said Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network. “Getting everyone on the same page about how to best encourage entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and succeed will go a long way towards securing a vibrant economy for the future.”