Rep. Torres Launches Job Creation Listening Tour
February 23, 2015
ONTARIO, CA - Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced the launch of a district-wide economic listening tour. Over the next several weeks, the Congresswoman will convene a series of meetings throughout the district with a cross-section of constituents, businesses, and local leaders to hear their ideas on creating jobs and growing the region’s economy.
“As I begin my first term in Congress, it is my priority to make sure my work on Capitol Hill effectively addresses the needs of my community,” said Torres. “I want to hear their recommendations and their concerns so that we can work together to help the Inland Empire reach its fullest potential.”
Prior to the announcement, Congresswoman Torres met with local labor leaders to discuss opportunities for job training and held a productive roundtable discussion with representatives from local chambers of commerce to present her proposal for the listening tour and gather their suggestions.
“This listening tour is an innovative approach to making sure Washington policies meet the needs of Inland businesses,” stated Peggi Hazlett, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “The timing is especially key. By undertaking this listening tour at the start of her first term in Congress, Rep. Torres will be able to use the input of local business owners and community development leaders to craft a comprehensive legislative strategy. I look forward to partnering with Rep. Torres and other local leaders as we work to find ways to create jobs and spur economic development in the Inland Empire.”
“The ideas that come out of the listening tour will shape my legislative agenda in DC,” continued Torres. “I hope that together, we can develop innovative legislation and policy proposals that will create jobs and grow the Inland economy. We’re at a crucial point in the country’s economic recovery, and I will fight to ensure the Inland Empire doesn't get left behind.”