SALT LAKE CITY -- Governors from around the country are meeting for three days in Salt Lake City to discuss ongoing economic challenges and how to compete in a global market.
The National Governors Association conference will begin Friday morning, with most events in downtown Salt Lake City.
Using higher education and international trade as economic drivers will be a focus for the governors. Among the planned events is a forum with American and Chinese officials.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says governors are more collegial than their federal counterparts and tend to be more willing to listen to ideas without a partisan bias. Herbert says the biggest benefit of the annual NGA gathering is the exchange of ideas between state leaders who often face similar problems.
The conference ends Sunday.