Governing

The Power of State and Local Government

Governing is the nation’s leading information platform covering policy, management and politics for state and local government leaders. Recognized as the most credible and authoritative voice in its field, Governing provides nonpartisan news, insight and analysis on such issues as public finance, transportation, economic development, health, education, infrastructure, the environment and technology.

The core of Governing’s audience consists of elected, appointed and career officials in state and local government, including governors, mayors, county executives, city and county council members, state legislators, state and local agency executives, and those holding professional government positions such as attorneys, public accountants, engineers and educators.

Governing’s broad information platform includes a monthly print magazine, robust website, national and regional events, market research, custom content and special programs.

Media Kit

I’m a Governing junkie.

Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti

Governing’s Reach

Governing magazine began publication in 1987 and has a subscriber base of more than 85,000. On the web, Governing.com receives over 700,000 monthly unique visitors, has over 90,000 social media followers and 90,000 e-newsletter subscribers.

Governing’s readership also comprises a wide range of opinion makers including journalists, government affairs, advocacy, academics and foundation executives as well as representatives of companies that do business with state and local governments.

Award Winning Journalism

Governing has received numerous editorial awards and recognitions over the years, including four National Magazine Awards nominations, the Folio Editorial Excellence Award and the prestigious Jesse H. Neal award from American Business Media for exceptional editorial content.

Widely Cited by National Media

National and regional media look to GOVERNING for authoritative news and analysis on state and local government. USA Today, NPR, Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, 60 Minutes and Dateline NBC and many others regularly cite Governing content in their reports.

Governing… the absolute Rosetta Stone of state of the state information.

Gail Collins, New York Times

Governing’s Audience: Loyal, Engaged and Influential

57% have been loyal readers of Governing's content for 20+ years, 44% for 25+ years


91% of Governing’s audience says it helps them keep abreast of the best of what other state and local governments are doing


88% say Governing is an excellent source of ideas for their work


85% Governing is a highly trustworthy news source


75% Governing coverage is nonpartisan, unbiased and objective


67% Governing is the best source of state and local news and analysis overall

Governing’s Audience Purchasing Influence

95%

OF GOVERNING’S AUDIENCE HAS TAKEN ACTION DURING PAST YEAR AS A RESULT OF ADS OR PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN GOVERNING CONTENT

81%

ARE INVOLVED IN THEIR GOVERNMENT’S PURCHASING PROCESS

72%

OF AUDIENCE INVOLVED IN THEIR GOVERNMENT’S EXPENDITURES

61%

SAY GOVERNING CONTENT HAS INFLUENCED THEIR ORGANIZATION’S PURCHASING PLANS

*Harvey Readership Survey September 2015

Does anyone...know a magazine that covers politics, policy, government management (and) innovations at all levels of government better than Governing? I don't...you’re the best at what you do.

Greg Stanton, Mayor, Phoenix, Arizona

Governing Live Events

Governing live events create both regional and national communities around the issues that matter to state and local government officials — performance, innovation, infrastructure, and finance through its annual national summits, and a focus on building high-end performance government through its regional Leadership Forums. These live events support professional and personal development for elected officials, appointees, and executive staff, helping them build and engage their professional network and learn job-critical information.

Governing Institute

Former Kansas City Mayor and current Governing Publisher Mark Funkhouser launched the Governing Institute in 2011 with the mission to advance better government by improving performance and outcomes through research, decision support and executive education. In addition to providing a wide range of research services, the Governing Institute runs several important programs including:

Women in Government – Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program each year brings together twenty-five outstanding elected women leaders from across the nation to acknowledge their contributions, provide leadership development and mentor the next generation of women leaders to run for office. The 75 alumnae of the program are now “paying it forward” by recruiting women candidates around the U.S. and creating initiatives to support women in appointed, elected and staff positions in government.

Public Officials of the Year – Each year Governing’s widely respected Public Officials of the Year program honors a group of extraordinary state and local public leaders for outstanding accomplishments. These officials find common ground to serve the best interests of their communities and make government more effective. Now in its 24th year, Governing’s Public Officials of the Year alumni read like a who’s who of effective American public leaders.

Philanthropic Partnerships – Governing works with foundations, associations and other not-for-profit organizations to help realize positive social change, including its award-winning partnership with Living Cities on the City Accelerator and Equipt to Innovate®, which are focused on city efforts to improve the lives of low-income residents and bring an equity-informed lens to high performance government.

History

Based in Washington D.C., Governing was for many years part of Congressional Quarterly. In 2009, Governing was acquired by e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on public-sector innovation for state and local government and education. e.Republic is also home to Government Technology, the Center for Digital Government, Converge the Center for Digital Education and Techwire.

You (Governing) share my passion and love for public service and you treat it in a way that makes it feel good to do it.

Jim Ward, House Minority Leader, State of Kansas

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