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      The Midwest: America's Smartland

      Posted on February 12, 2013 at 2:07 PM


      For those of us who call America's Midwest home, we know the Midwest is a great place to live, raise a family, get an education, work and start a business. We rather like this "best-kept secret", but we're ready to share!

      For too long, the Midwest has allowed others to define what our region is, who we are and what we are capable of doing. Too often, our region lacks the recognition that makes it a great place- its four distinct season, quality education systems, vibrant cities, hard working and dedicated individuals, cultural and sporting activities, inviting people, and relaxing countrysides.

      Thats why the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) launched the "America's Smartland: Let the Midwest Surprise You!" video contest. 

      Congratulations to Aaron Johnson of Minneapolis for being one of the top finalists in the contest! You can watch all of the final videos in the MGA contest on their website here: http://www.midwesterngovernors.org/AmericasSmartland