Backing hometown sports teams is second nature to most people. Supporting Iowa's agricultural economy and the state's manufacturers should become equally common.
There are important reasons to opt for purchases at or through local merchants whenever possible. The same goes for championing and selecting products manufactured right here in the Hawkeye State. That makes good sense whether the buy is for personal consumption or for business purposes.
Keeping Iowa manufacturing ventures thriving is more than just a matter of convenience. These enterprises help keep life good here for all of us by providing jobs, supporting local charitable endeavors and, of course, paying taxes that help support schools and important government services.
Iowa-based manufacturing is important to this state's future and deserves enthusiastic support by all of us who live here.