NCSL tracks issues regarding economic development, gambling and trade that affect states. A number of reports and briefs that state legislators can use in making important governing decisions are freely available at this website. This information is particularly designed for state legislators and their staff, but also presented with the larger public in mind.
State economic development efforts affect economic growth in individual states and the nation as a whole. NCSL provides a range of information about state economic development programs including incentives and business development. A number of briefs, reports and other publications on important economic development issues are available to NCSL constituents and the public from this site.
States and Indian Tribes regulate gambling in the United States. Gambling and lotteries have received renewed interest as societal perceptions about gambling change, and especially as fiscal conditions deteriorate. NCSL tracks developments in gambling legalization, design, regulation and revenue performance. Information on the current wave of gambling expansion is presented here in various briefs and reports.
States play an important role in furthering international economic ties. In addition to representing opportunities for states to grow sectors of their economy and create more jobs in the state, international trade provides other benefits to states and their residents. NCSL collects information and tracks developments in international trade.
For more information on these topics not found here on our website please contact NCSL directly.
Economic development and gambling issues are covered by Luke Martel, in the Denver office. You may contact him at email@example.com or (303) 364-7700.
Trade issues are covered by Diana Hinton Noel, in the Washington, D.C. office. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 624-5400.