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U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, recently toured three Ventura County businesses to see firsthand the critical role local companies play in the region’s economy.

She met with business leaders and employees and discussed the importance of creating good-paying jobs and ensuring workers have the skills they need to succeed in their careers.

“Local companies and manufacturers are a vital part of our region’s economy,” Brownley said. “The American people deserve a better economic deal, and that starts with doing more to spur domestic manufacturing and to help local businesses like the ones I visited.”

She added that it’s important to make sure residents have the skills required for good-paying jobs.

“It is critical that we invest more in our workforce so that all Americans have the tools necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy,” she said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to move policies forward that support training and hiring in our area.”

As part of her “Julia at Your Job” tour, the congresswoman made visits on Aug. 10 to Delta Liquid Energy, a family-owned propane services company with a location in Santa Paula; Turbonetics, a turbocharger manufacturer headquartered in Moorpark; and Cooper Wiring, a power management products manufacturer with a facility in Camarillo.

“As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, we are proud to be a part of this community,” said Bill Platz, president at Delta Liquid Energy. “It was great to have those contributions recognized.”