Ragan invites public to share ideas and concerns about Iowa jobs

Iowa Senate News Release
For Immediate Release: October 23, 2017


State Senator Amanda Ragan and State Representative Sharon Steckman are organizing a town hall meeting on jobs at the Mason City Public Library in the Elizabeth Muse Norris Classroom.  The event will begin at 5 PM and conclude at 6 PM on Monday, November 20th.

“North Iowa has opportunities for real growth,” said Senator Ragan. “To bring higher wage jobs to our communities, we need should focus on small business development, entrepreneurship, and educational opportunity.”

“The Legislature has to invest more in long-range economic development, measures that ensure future growth and prosperity across all of Iowa,” said Steckman. “At the Mason City Library meeting, we will be listening for ideas that will help create jobs and grow our local economy.”

The legislators encouraged people to bring their suggestions.

“This is a discussion and I hope people will arrive with some ideas of their own,” said Ragan. “The best ideas often appear when we get together and listen to each other.”

Senator Ragan can be reached at home by calling (641) 424-0874 or by emailing Amanda.Ragan@legis.iowa.gov.

Representative Steckman can be reached by calling (641) 583-2484 or by emailing sharon.steckman@legis.iowa.gov.

Senator Ragan will hold similar public meetings about jobs and economic development in Greene and Hampton. The dates and locations are:

  • Monday, Nov 13, 5 PM to 6 PM in the Meeting Room, Greene Public Library, 231 W Traer Street, Greene
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5 PM to 6 PM at Center 1, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 5 1st Street SW, Hampton