WILTON, Iowa – On Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 772, the Empower Rural Iowa Act that will lay the foundation for vibrant rural communities. The bill passed the Iowa Legislature unanimously, was a key priority in the Governor’s Condition of the State Address, and was based on the task force recommendations of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative.

Watch video of the bill signing below:

“Today we are one step closer to achieving growth and prosperity in every single corner of our state,” said Gov. Reynolds. “We’re connecting, investing and growing our rural communities through this collaborative initiative. This new law will not only continue the positive momentum taking place across rural Iowa, but strengthen our way of life to keep our young people here and attract others to our state.”

“The Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative will ensure the entire state is positioned to be successful today and well into the future,” said Lt. Gov. Gregg, co-chair of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. “This legislation encompasses ideas from community stakeholders who were willing to step up and propose solutions. Through this effort, we are making Iowa the best place to seek the American dream.”

Governor Reynolds signed the legislation in Wilton at the Wilton Candy Kitchen, a local ice cream parlor, soda fountain and confectionery store.

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