Construction worker and backhoe

Pipeline construction in Iowa has continued to create new opportunities for employment and boost spending in communities across the state.

It’s hard to put an exact figure on the economic benefits, but Mark Buschkamp with the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corp. says it’s apparent at area businesses.

“When I drive in in the morning, I see all the construction rigs parked in hotel parking lots,” he said. “Our hotels are full. I see a lot of people in lines at the grocery store that I’ve never seen before.”

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