Gov. Dayton goes to Iowa for Midwest Governors Association meeting

Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to be in Iowa Wednesday attending the 50th anniversary meeting of the Midwestern Governors Association.

Dayton is vice-chair of the group, which includes nine Midwest governors from both parties.

The session is called: “America’s Smartland — Deploying the Midwest’s Entrepreneurial Spirit.”

Dayton will be on a morning panel with other sitting and former governors, talking about “the evolution of the Midwest, with a particular focus on job growth, entrepreneurship, education and quality of life.”

An afternoon panel on “Maximizing the Midwest’s Educational Strengths,” will feature another Minnesotan, Jay Schrankler, executive director of the Office for Technology Commercialization, University of Minnesota.

The day concludes with a reception at Terrace Hill, the historic Iowa Governor’s Mansion.

States represented in the group are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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