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Technology And Energy Innovation – 2023 NGA Winter Meeting


At NGA’s Winter Meeting, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster – co-chairs of the Economic Development and Revitalization Task Force – led a discussion on Governors’ Leadership in Technology and Energy Innovation.

Building off recently enacted federal legislation – such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS), and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – Governors are at a historic crossroads to propel American competitiveness by providing solutions to challenges in energy production and transmission, climate, mobility, and semiconductor manufacturing.

Along with federal and private sector partners, Governors are leading efforts to advance bipartisan priorities on renewable energy, grid modernization, technology innovation (from chip fabrication plants to electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure), reshoring, and supply chains.

Federal and private sector partners joining the discussion included:

  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Maria Robinson, Director, Grid Deployment Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Amy B. Spiller, State…

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