Reynolds, Gregg make first local stop since transition

Gubernatorial aid Kayla Lyon shows Governor Kim Reynolds a graph showing the effect of the recent solar eclipse on the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative’s solar panels. 

POSTVILLE — Governor Kim Reynolds (R, Iowa) and acting Lt. Governor Adam Gregg (R) made their first visit in northeast Iowa since taking office Thursday, meeting employees and board members at the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative (ACEC) in Postville last Thursday.
 
Reynolds called the visit and others like it in each of Iowa’s 99 counties “a great opportunity to get into communities all across the state and really understand what’s happening in the business world or in our schools or in startup companies.
 
“To better understand what you’re doing and talk about some of the priorities that we have in place and to see if there are any concerns that you have that we can work collectively with your representatives down at the capitol,” she said.
 
Reynolds said the state continues to grow despite revenue not meeting Revenue Estimating Conference projections.
“When I talk to business across the state they’re very optimistic and are growing,” she said.
 
The governor said the workforce is the biggest challenge to building Iowa’s economy. 
 
“We want to keep our young people in the state and it is a global economy,” she said.
 
She talked about getting young people trained for jobs that are needed in today’s world, noting that not everyone needs a four-year degree; that two-year degrees or apprenticeships often fill the need.
 
Read the full article in the Wednesday, September 6, 2017 edition of The Outlook.