Here’s the list of states invited to come to Washington: CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, & TN.
First reaction*: With the obvious caveat that not all these states get money in the first round, still sort of an “uh oh.” Some states with good apps here but OH and NY is not a great sign…and IL and CO were arguably bubble states at best and not sure what SC means given how out of step they are with parts of the administration’s agenda. Hard to argue the political fix is in if SC is here though…And surprised that IN didn’t pop more, they had an interesting approach to this. Stay tuned.
*Disc: I helped some states review their apps, including ones that did and did not make it to this round and some I’m picking on here.