Governor Reynolds receives 2021 Empower Rural Iowa recommendations

16 Dec 2020


December 16, 2020 (DES MOINES) - Today, Governor Reynolds received the latest recommendations from the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative task forces at the Iowa Rural Development Council quarterly meeting. These recommendations came out of the Invest, Grow, and Connect task forces which fielded input from industry leaders, task force members, and the public.  
Read the full list of policy recommendations here
“Empower Rural Iowa provides rural communities with the right tools to enact meaningful change, and this next legislative session will be an opportunity to build on the success we have seen over the last two years,” said Gov. Reynolds. “I want to thank the task force members for being innovative, flexible, and productive throughout this difficult year. By developing these recommendations, we can improve coordination, align processes, and support local initiatives designed to grow and develop our rural communities.” 

“I’m excited about the recommendations that were crafted by the task forces this year, and I am thankful for the continued engagement of task force members,” said Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, co-chair of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiate. “Our task forces developed these creative yet practical ideas to foster innovation, prosperity, and growth in rural Iowa." 

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