Created in 1976, the Coalition of Northeastern
Governors (CONEG) is a non-partisan association of the Governors of
seven Northeastern states. Members include the Governors of
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
Rhode Island and Vermont.
CONEG encourages intergovernmental cooperation in the Northeast
on shared issues relating to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the
Northeast states. The Governors identify priority interests in transportation and the
economy, environment and energy which set the framework for CONEG's agenda. Working
through CONEG, the Governors share information and experiences on common interests
and, where appropriate, forge agreements and undertake cooperative actions on a wide range
of regional and state-federal issues.
CONEG works with the states to identify regional issues and provide a forum for discussion and
exchange of information about issues of shared interest. CONEG tracks selected national
and regional issues, assesses their implications for the Northeast, conducts policy
studies and seminars, and helps coordinate the region's response. In this manner, it also
provides an ongoing, informational exchange through which the Governors and their senior
advisors keep abreast of national and regional policy and program initiatives important to
the economic, environmental, energy and social well-being of the region.
The Governors established the CONEG Policy Research Center, Inc. (Center), an incorporated 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization, as the staff arm of CONEG.