2024 Western Prosperity Forum

The 2024 Western Prosperity Forum, hosted in Phoenix by Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs at the Arizona State University Thunderbird School of Global Management on April 23 -24, will focus on locally-led adaptation as well as community and economic development efforts to ensure the success of all communities. Panels will highlight strategies and tools to leverage modern economic opportunities, foster resilience, and achieve sustainable and equitable economic growth.

View the agenda and register here


Celebrate the West

The Celebrate the West regional art competition, now in its ninth year, challenges high school students to create original works inspired by their state. Students are encouraged to think about what the West means to them, what it means to call the West home, what they learned about its complex past, and what they imagine its future may look like. WGA's panel of art experts selected one finalist from each state and territory in WGA's footprint. Overall winners will be announced on May 10.

VIew the winning artwork


Decarbonizing the West Webinar Series

Current estimates suggest that there are 5,200 miles of existing pipelines suitable for transporting CO2. However, the nation’s carbon transport infrastructure will need to increase significantly if the carbon capture, utilization, and storage industry is going to reach its full potential. The final Decarbonizing the West initiative webinar explored the regulatory and permitting challenges associated with developing carbon transport infrastructure and the policy mechanisms that can be leveraged to advance transport projects.

Watch here


Decarbonizing the West Initiative Workshop

The fourth and final workshop of the Western Governors’ Association’s Decarbonizing the West Initiative, hosted by Oregon Governor Tina Kotek explored both natural and technological strategies for carbon reduction, utilization, and storage.

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'Out West' Podcast

In the latest episode of WGA’s Out West podcast features Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon in conversation with WGA’s Executive Director, Jack Waldorf. Together they speak about the importance of the Governors' bipartisan relationships, aspirations for Governor Gordon's WGA Chair Initiative, Decarbonizing the West, as well as the Association’s upcoming 40th Anniversary celebrations, and what they hope the next 40 years will bring for WGA.

Listen here

WGA Annual Meeting June 10-12, 2024, Olympic Valley, California

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