Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce “Jobs for Iowa” tour through central Iowa

Date: 
March 29, 2011

  Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced they will continue with their fifth week of town hall meetings as part of their “Jobs for Iowa” tour. “I look forward to visiting these central Iowa communities to discuss our administration’s plan to create jobs and increase family incomes,” said Branstad. “Our previous tour stops have allowed us to share our plans for job creation, and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I look forward to sharing our vision with citizens in Marshalltown, Webster City, Iowa Falls and Fort Dodge.” The Branstad-Reynolds jobs plan includes:
  • Cutting Iowa corporate income tax rates in half, which currently has the highest top rate in the country.
  • Bringing commercial property taxes to 60 percent of value, down from the current rate of 100 percent. Commercial property in Des Moines pays more tax that similar property in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City and Philadelphia. Rural areas face similar odds against their counterparts nationwide.
  • Remaking the Department of Economic Development into a 21st Century public-private partnership that works with businesses to create jobs.
  • A sunset of rules and regulations every four years to determine their effectiveness, and have a jobs-impact statement with every new proposal that affects economic growth in Iowa.
  • Touring the country and world in search of new jobs for the state of Iowa.
  The following events are free and open to the public: Friday, April 1, 2011   9:30 a.m.      Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” tour town hall meeting                          Fisher Community Center – Auditorium                         70 South Center Street                         Marshalltown, IA   11:30 a.m.   Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” tour town hall meeting                        Ellsworth Community College                         Gentle Student Center – Formal Dining Room                         1100 College Avenue                        Iowa Falls, IA   1:30 p.m.      Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” tour town hall meeting                         Webster City City Hall                         400 Second Street                         Webster City, IA   3 p.m.            Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” tour town hall meeting                         Iowa Central Community College                         Bio Science Building – Auditorium                         1Triton Circle                         Fort Dodge, IA   For more information please visit www.governor.iowa.gov.