Terry Branstad

Calls Out Local State Senator
5:14 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

IA Gov. Takes On Fertilizer Plant Critics

IA Governor Terry Branstad (R) during a stop in Fort Madison

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad held nothing back as he took on critics of a proposed $1.4-billion fertilizer plant in northern Lee County.

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Pushing Honesty, Reliability
11:24 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

IA Governor Pushing For Plant

IA Gov. Terry Branstad addressing Fort Madison's Rotary Club.
  • Raw Interview with IA Gov. Terry Branstad

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is confident his state will come out on top when it comes to a proposed $1.5-billion fertilizer plant.

Orascom Construction Industries is said to be considering multiple sites in Iowa for the plant, along with locations in central Illinois and Texas.

Branstad says he has personally talked to representatives of the Egypt-based company about Iowa’s history of honest, reliable government, especially when compared to Illinois.

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More Growth In Future?
7:48 am
Mon January 30, 2012

IA Governor Praises Lee County Growth

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says a trip through Lee County shows his economic development policies are working.

The Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds spent several hours talking to executives at employees at Pinnacle Foods and at Siemens on Friday.

They also toured both facilities and even participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a nearly 18,000 square foot expansion at Pinnacle.

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.

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