Last week, the Free Telegraph reported on the major new investment Apple is making in the state of Iowa.
Now, however, it seems one Democratic candidate for governor is against the deal.
WHOTV.com: Boulton Says Reynolds Giving Apple "Coupon" to "Siphon" Millions from Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa -- While Governor Kim Reynolds was celebrating the announcement that Apple was building in Iowa one of her potential opponents next fall was questioning the cost of their arrival.
"While partnerships between companies and communities are essential to economic development, the partnership must benefit both parties equally, and I am disappointed not to have seen any guarantee from the administration or Apple that Iowa’s skilled workforce will be used to construct this facility", Boulton's statement continues, "If this administration wants to tout construction jobs as the primary bonus of a $20 million special deal from the state, it should be able to assure our building and construction trades workers in this state that they can count on being the ones who will benefit.”
Per last week's announcement, Apple plans to invest $1.3 billion in a new data center that will create "hundreds of new jobs for the people of Iowa."
"Even after the Iowa Economic Development Authority called Apple’s commitment the 'largest ever private investment' in Iowa’s history and Apple CEO Tim Cook called Iowa’s accomplishments in renewable energy a 'model for the entire nation,' that they want to be a part of, Nate Boulton still opposed the project, making it clear that he would rather score political points than champion job creation.
Governor Reynolds has made strengthening Iowa’s economy a top priority, securing unprecedented investment and expanding opportunity across the state. Iowa Democrats like Nate Boulton have made it clear they would put politics above job-creation and take the state backwards."