Burlington Hawkeye: Branstad criticizes IFC naysayers during Fort Madison town hall

From the Burlington Hawkeye:

“It’s hard to imagine that you would have people that would criticize this incredible opportunity, but the usual naysayers have had their share of say already,” Branstad told a crowd of more than 75. “They think it’s all about politics. We know it’s all about jobs.”

Several speakers noted Lee County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, as of December when the most recent figures are available. Beyond the local jobs, Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said the plant will save Iowa farmers $740 million a year in fertilizer costs.”


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