Governor Branstad

“Future Ready Iowa” is Governor Branstad’s and Lt. Governor Reynolds’ initiative to build Iowa’s talent pipeline for the careers of today and tomorrow. The “Future Ready Iowa” initiative was created after Iowa received a National Governors Association grant in 2014 for up to $170,000 to develop strategies to improve the educational and training attainment of its citizens and the alignment of those degrees and credentials with employer demand. The Future Ready Iowa website rolled out on January 23, 2017. Read more »

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With rising workforce concerns in Iowa, the Governor has set a goal of having 70 percent of Iowa's workforce getting technical training or going to college after high school With current levels at fewer than half, a task force has been assigned to creating a plan to achieve that goal. Read more »

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Jefferson City Councilman Larry Teeples, Greene Co. Chamber of Commerce Tourism Coordinator Angie Pedersen, and Exec. Director of Greene Co. Dev. Corp. Ken Paxton visited the state capitol in support.

The governor spoke April 4 with a delegation of business and community leaders during U.S. Highway 30 Day at the state capitol. Led by Highway 30 Coalition of Iowa president Adam Schweers, of Carroll, about 20 people in the organization met with Branstad and state legislative leaders. Read more »

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Fireworks explode over the front entrance at Wild Rose Jefferson during a grand-opening celebration Friday night.

Wild Rose Jefferson’s grand opening last weekend drew 12,976 people through the casino-and-entertainment’s gaming floor — and even more to enjoy The Gambler himself, live and in the flesh, fireworks, food at a new restaurant, Coaches Corner, Las Vegas showgirls and plaudits from top casino executives, community leaders and state officials. Read more »

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An estimated 400 people stood where soybeans had been planted up until a year ago to hear congratulations from elected officials and thank yous from members of Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation and Wild Rose management. Read more »

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Gov. Terry Branstad and Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, tell Daily Times Herald that they’ve been having conversations with Iowa ag businesspeople about possible ways the Hawkeye State could take advantage of the increasingly desperate water problem facing California, one of the nations’ biggest agricultural regions. Read more »

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In a special edition of the Daily Times Herald, featuring business updates, a recent visit with Gov. Terry Branstad to Puck Custom Enterprises was highlighted, reporting the businesses successes. Read more »

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On his tour of Iowa's 99 counties, Governor Branstad stopped in Greenfield to take a tour of CR/T, a Quad Graphics Company. Read more »

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Governor Branstad visited Power Lift while in Greene County. The father-son team of Jeff and Chris Conner led a tour of the facility and discussed plans for expansion. Read more »

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