ANKENY, Iowa--The two candidates for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat made an appearance at DMACC Thursday afternoon.
Rep. Joni Ernst and Dem. Bruce Braley spoke to those attending Iowa’s Advanced Manufacturing Conference.
Ernst focused on her Iowa Values and her successes while serving in the Iowa legislature.
She also spoke about the need for some policy changes on the federal level to help manufacturing companies succeed.
“It`s time to stop all the non-sense that`s going on at the federal level, all of the job killing rules and regulations, all of the higher taxes, all of the increased spending. We need some Iowa common sense in Washington D.C.” says Ernst.
Braley talked about the need to attract a younger generation into the manufacturing field.
He also explained why he thinks the U.S. needs to create a national manufacturing strategy.
“There`s a lot of great departments of commerce, national institutes of science and other great programs that are doing research and innovation and can help manufactures become more competitive in a tough global environment,” says Braley.
The annual conference was held at the FFA Enrichment Center located on DMACC’s Ankeny campus.
The Iowa Association of Business and Industry hosted the conference this year.