The Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) announced today that it will meet in Des Moines on Sept.  26  to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The meeting, "America's Smartland - Deploying the Midwest's Entrepreneurial Spirit,"  will celebrate the collective strengths of the region and will address how the Midwest can better showcase itself to other regions and countries. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the MGA's current chair, will host the meeting. "I look forward to the discussions on the region's efforts to attract talent, leverage our competitive advantages, and nurture the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit," Branstad said in a release. As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the MGA is also sponsoring a video contest to reshape how others perceive the Midwest. For more information on the meeting and the video contest, visit