Two local State Senators spent time touring several local businesses last weekend.
State Senator Carrie Koelker of Dyersville and State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan were in Delaware and Dubuque counties to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing small businesses in rural communities. Stops included the Cascade Lumber Company in Cascade, L & S Ag in Worthington and Rio Blanco Mexican Restaurant in Manchester.
Small business owners from several local communities also attended a roundtable with the legislators in Dyersville. Topics of discussion included the challenge of attracting qualified workers, Iowa’s competitive business climate and government regulations.