Monday, February 7, 2011

Rep. Tipton finishes up weeklong district listening tour

Congressman Scott Tipton, R-CD3, met with economic leaders and entrepreneurs at a business roundtable in Grand Junction Friday. The stop was part of a weeklong district listening tour on a variety of topics ranging from health care to economic recovery.

“Before going into next week to address spending, I wanted to meet with business leaders to hear the facts on the ground,” Tipton said. “The message I received is clear: we must restore a predictable climate for job creation.”

During the roundtable, Tipton met with Rick Brainard, an aviation industry expert and collaborator with Economic Enrichment NetWorks, a low-cost program based in Mesa County that serves to promote economic development.

“It was important to have Congressman Tipton sit down and take the time to talk with those of us who are on the frontline of small business development,” Brainard said. “We have the resources in place to help businesses create jobs and grow the economy. But we need leadership in Washington to give us predictability.

After the roundtable discussion, Tipton toured the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center, a non-profit that provides business development resources to existing companies and entrepreneurs alike.

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