Terry Branstad http://tspr.org en IA Gov. Takes On Fertilizer Plant Critics http://tspr.org/post/ia-gov-takes-fertilizer-plant-critics <p>Iowa Governor Terry Branstad held nothing back as he took on critics of a proposed $1.4-billion fertilizer plant in northern Lee County.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:14:16 +0000 Jason Parrott 30314 at http://tspr.org IA Gov. Takes On Fertilizer Plant Critics IA Governor Pushing For Plant http://tspr.org/post/ia-governor-pushing-plant <p>Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is confident his state will come out on top when it comes to a proposed $1.5-billion fertilizer plant.</p><p>Orascom Construction Industries is said to be considering multiple sites in Iowa for the plant, along with locations in central Illinois and Texas.</p><p>Branstad says he has personally talked to representatives of the Egypt-based company about Iowa&rsquo;s history of honest, reliable government, especially when compared to Illinois.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:24:26 +0000 Jason Parrott 18493 at http://tspr.org IA Governor Pushing For Plant IA Governor Praises Lee County Growth http://tspr.org/post/ia-governor-praises-lee-county-growth <p>Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says a trip through Lee County shows his economic development policies are working.</p><p>The Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds spent several hours talking to executives at employees at Pinnacle Foods and at Siemens on Friday.</p><p>They also toured both facilities and even participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a nearly 18,000 square foot expansion at Pinnacle.</p><p>The company spent roughly $20-million to build a new production line, which led to the creation of about 65 new jobs and the retention of several hundred more.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:48:27 +0000 Jason Parrott 9470 at http://tspr.org IA Governor Praises Lee County Growth