Ernst to Host Senate Field Hearing in Iowa on Helping State’s Small Businesses, Workers Succeed

Governor Reynolds and local employers will provide testimony at the hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will host and chair a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing next week in Iowa examining the steps that Iowa’s small businesses, local employers, schools, and policymakers are taking to address workforce challenges, and how federal policies can support these efforts.

 

Governor Kim Reynolds, Owner and President of Geetings, Inc. Lana Pol, President of the Des Moines Area Community College Rob Denson, and Fareway Stores President and CEO Reynolds Cramer will provide testimony.

 

“Iowa’s small businesses are the backbone of our communities, making up more than ninety-nine percent of all businesses in our state,” said Senator Joni Ernst. “It’s critical we put the policies in place to make sure our local employers have the opportunities to continue to grow and succeed. I look forward to hosting this Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing to explore innovative ways that Iowa employers, schools, and policymakers are collaborating to address our state’s workforce challenges, and how federal policies can support these efforts.”

 

WHAT:               Senator Ernst to host Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing titled “Bridging the Skills Gap: Policies to Help Iowa’s Workers and Small Businesses Thrive

 

WHEN:               Friday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. CT

 

WHERE:             Iowa Events Center – 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 (Rooms 302-303)

 

WITNESSES:      Hon. Kim Reynolds

Governor
State of Iowa
 
Ms. Lana Pol
Owner and President
Geetings, Inc.
 
Mr. Rob Denson
President
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
 
Mr. Reynolds W. Cramer
President and CEO
Fareway Stores, Inc.