Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg completed his first 99 county tour on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Harlan in Shelby County.

Lt. Gov. Gregg started his 99 county tour after being selected by Gov. Kim Reynolds to serve as her lieutenant governor on May 25. He held 239 public events in 203 days.

The Reynolds-Gregg administration is focused on the four priorities for Building a Better Iowa Gov. Reynolds outlined in her swearing-in address. Lt. Gov. Gregg stressed these priorities in stops across the state, some highlights of which include:

Creating a competitive business environment: A tour of DK Manufacturing in Archer. The small business is making a global impact by producing plastic being used to construct hockey rinks in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Developing the most innovative energy policy in the country: A visit to Elite Octane in Atlantic and Poet Biorefining in Coon Rapids to highlight the importance of the biofuels industry in Iowa and to discuss the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Educating our children for the knowledge economy: A visit to Forest City Elementary School on the first day of school to observe Pre-K students working on coding exercises.

Training Iowans for the jobs of tomorrow: A National Apprenticeship Week tour that included climbing a cell phone tower with apprentices at Murphy Tower in Carlisle; receiving training at Alliant Energy’s Technical Training Facility in Marshalltown; announcing a new cybersecurity apprenticeship with Ruan Transportation Management Systems at Central Campus in Des Moines; and touring Madison County Winery in St. Charles to learn about their new cellar worker and winemaker apprenticeships.

“I’ve been inspired by the Iowans I’ve met along the way and impressed by the innovative ideas and products we discovered at each stop,” Lt. Gov. Gregg said. “Our 99 county tour gives Gov. Reynolds and me an important opportunity to stay connected to what Iowans are thinking on the important issues in our state.”

Gov. Reynolds finished her 99 county tour for 2017 on Nov. 30.