State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) was recently appointed to serve on the Midwestern Legislative Conference Economic Development Committee, made up of state and provincial legislators from across the Midwest and Canada.
On July 21 and 22, Sen. Fowler will join 14 other lawmakers in Chicago to examine and identify strategies to encourage economic development.
“It truly is an honor to be chosen to represent Southern Illinois as part of this Development Committee,” said Fowler. “Economic development is critical to the future of Illinois, especially in the Southern region where we have so much potential. I’m looking forward to working with my legislative colleagues to identify, discuss and address some of the key issues impacting economic opportunities and learning more about what our neighboring states are doing to boost jobs and promote economic prosperity.”
The Economic Development Committee is one of six standing public policy and leadership committees created as part of the Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference. According to the Council of State Governments, these committees provide an opportunity to exchange information, target key topics of common concern and seek out collaborative solutions to issues.