The Midwestern Governors Association is holding a Jobs and Energy Forum in Detroit this week.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is scheduled to address the gathering Tuesday. The group on Wednesday releases details of agreements designed to help attract investment in clean energy and train workers.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the association is focusing on ways to create jobs across the Midwest in the "new energy economy."
Granholm is chairwoman of the association and is expected to be joined in Detroit by the governors of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Organizers say governors from Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who are a part of the association aren't expected to attend.