Gov. Reynolds touts Future Ready Iowa in Fort Dodge visit

Gov. Reynolds touts Future Ready Iowa in Fort Dodge visit Main Photo

19 Jan 2018


Bill Shea

Growing Iowa by getting the state’s residents ready for the jobs of the future is the primary goal of Gov. Kim Reynolds some nine months after becoming the state’s chief executive in a transition she describes as seamless.

“Workforce is my No. 1 priority,” Reynolds said Thursday during an interview with The Messenger.

“As I travel the state, without fail I hear from employer after employer about how optimistic they are about the future, but they just can’t find the workforce that they need,” she added.

To create that workforce, Reynolds is pushing ahead with an initiative called Future Ready Iowa, which she said would expand existing programs to train people.

The governor is also pledging to introduce a plan to cut personal income taxes, though she provided few details on it Thursday.

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