Governor Branstad highlights Iowa business Tuesday with proclamation signing

March 9, 2015

Governor Branstad Highlights Iowa Businesses Tuesday
with Proclamation Signing

DES MOINES – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) are honored to be part of Governor Terry Branstad’s proclamation signing tomorrow as he highlights the importance of Iowa businesses and honors the contribution that the thousands of entrepreneurs in our state make to the economic vitality of our communities.

“The Governor sees how essential Iowa businesses are to the state’s economy and wants to be sure to recognize them at the statewide level by proclaiming March 10th as Iowa Business Day,” said NFIB Iowa State Director Kristin Failor. “There are many elected officials that use the business community for campaigning and then quickly forget to govern with the same rhetoric. We are so fortunate to have a governor who has not forgotten the important contribution that our members make to the state.”

According to the proclamation, the state of Iowa has more than 80,000 businesses, which employ more than 1.2 million Iowans.

“We are proud to celebrate Iowa businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community tomorrow with Governor Branstad,” ABI President Mike Ralston said. “Supporting local businesses means helping to create jobs and boosting both the municipal and state economy. Iowa business leaders take pride in their companies’ contributions to their local communities.”

The Proclamation will be signed in the Governor’s formal office at 11:00 am Tuesday in collaboration with a day of scheduled activities at the capitol highlighting the business community and enlightening lawmakers to the regulatory and fiscal issues that plague many of Iowa’s business owners.