Roundup: Greenfield Meets with Iowa Small Businesses to Discuss Her New “Small Towns, Bigger Paychecks” Plan

This week, businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield heard from small business owners across Iowa as part of the launch of her new “Small Towns, Bigger Paychecks” plan — the first part of her economic policy agenda to put Iowa’s small businesses, farmers, and workers first. As a small businesswoman herself, Theresa understands the struggles Iowa’s families and small businesses face. She shared her own experiences and answered questions directly from Iowans at a virtual roundtable with small business leaders and a tour of a Dallas County small business. 

Read more about Theresa’s commitment to fighting for Iowa’s small businesses:

Adel News: Greenfield tours Adel Family Fun Center

  • The reason was to tour the Adel Family Fun Center and chat with owner Bryce Smith about the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and the importance of small businesses in general. This comes after Greenfield released her Small Towns, Bigger Paychecks Plan, which aims to provide more relief and opportunities for small businesses.
     
  • “One of my favorite things is meeting people and hearing their stories and how we can help them,” began Greenfield. “They want the needs of Iowans to be put first by their next senator.”
     
  • “I’m always amazed by the hard-working Iowans who keep their businesses open and adapt. It’s important to meet with many small businesses about their successes and their challenges.”

Cedar Rapids GazetteGreenfield calls for ACA expansion to address small-business owners’ top concern

  • Drawing on her business experience from “bean walking to the boardroom,” Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield is calling for more government help for small businesses.
     
  • Her “Small Towns, Bigger Paychecks” plan is an economic agenda “that actually puts Iowa’s small businesses, workers and farmers first.”
     
  • “Washington needs to do more to help our small businesses,” she told about 30 people who participated in a virtual campaign event.

Des Moines Register: Theresa Greenfield touts small businesses at virtual roundtable Senate campaign event

  • Greenfield told the small group via online video that she worked her way through college at places such as Pizza Hut and a deli. Later, she became a community planner for a small engineering firm and then was the president of a large home building company.
     
  • Her plan to help grow small businesses includes creating greater access to capital and credit; supporting community colleges, debt-free college education and skills training programs; rebuilding the state’s infrastructure, including roads and bridges as well as broadband; supporting companies that create jobs and products within the United States; and targeting investments to people of color for more inclusive economic growth.

Iowa Starting Line: “After visiting Adel this afternoon for her 1st in-person campaign event of the general election, @GreenfieldIowa is hosting a virtual meet-and-greet tonight with small business owners.”

  • “Theresa Greenfield on the #IASen race against Sen. Joni Ernst: ‘Since the primary … we had four polls leading Sen. Ernst anywhere from 2-3 points. That suggests that she’s vulnerable.’”

Theresa’s plan details steps to help Iowa small business owners, support for debt-free community college and skills training, and investments in a robust infrastructure plan that uses American-made materials, creating good-paying jobs and expanding opportunity across Iowa. Read “Small Towns, Bigger Paychecks” here.

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