Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton held a roundtable with small business owners in a bike shop in Cedar Falls. She says her focus on small business is a crucial component of her fight to help families get ahead and stay ahead. She also says she’s in favor of trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership, but it’s a work in progress. She says, “ any trade deal that I would support must increase jobs, must increase wages, must give us more competitive power around the world and must be good for our national security.” As Clinton spoke inside the bike shop, a group of protesters opposed to the TPP or Fast Track gathered across the street. Following the roundtable, Clinton took questions from reporters for the first time in several weeks. Her Cedar Falls visit wrapped up a two day swing in Iowa.
Roundtable participants included: Brent Johnson, owner of Bike Tech; Denita Gadson, owner of i-Gus Consulting; Donna Sorensen, Chair of the Board, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust; and Brad Magg, owner of Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe and Magg Family Catering.