Norwalk Business Preps for Clinton Visit

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NORWALK, Iowa -- Wednesday morning, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will tour a small business located just south of Des Moines in Norwalk. It's all a part of her two-day swing through the state.

Just before noon Clinton will stop by Capital City Fruit. This isn't the first time Capital City Fruit has hosted events for politicians. The list of visitors includes U.S. Rep. David Young, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.

Brendan Comito says this will be the first time a presidential candidate pays a visit. "It makes me kind of a little bit nervous, but also excited. And everyone is just pitching it to make to really make our place look great so that's something I'm very proud of," said Comito.

Comito says Clinton's aids checked out his facility last week, but didn't tell him who they worked for. On Friday he got the call asking him if Clinton could tour the plant. "I was pretty excited… then you kind of take a deep breath and get a little overwhelmed thinking about all the stuff you have to do to get ready," said Comito.

A small-business round table will follow Clinton's tour. Clinton will sit down with 3-5 other business owners addressing concerns and answering questions.

Comito says his three main concerns as a businessman include rising health insurance costs, immigration reform, and the skills gap in our country's workforce. "There’s people that are unemployed over here and there's jobs open here, but the people don't have the skills to match those jobs. So I think that's a critical issue that the next president is going to have to face," said Comito.


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