America’s economy is back and firing on all cylinders.
Our nation’s heartland is leading the way. Gov. Kim Reynolds and I recently visited innovative workforce education programs at Des Moines’ Central Campus and Waukee APEX. Our visits also included the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, where individuals work toward certifications before their transition from incarceration to the workplace.
Governor Reynolds’ forward-thinking approach to workforce issues is yielding dividends. Iowa’s unemployment rate is 2.9 percent. In some parts of the state, unemployment is as low as 1.9 percent.
Iowa’s economic boom is reflective of the economic boom underway throughout our nation. While some focus on distractions, President Donald Trump has been hard at work advancing a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda. The results speak volumes about his leadership.