Since 1903, ABI has provided critical leadership in shaping Iowa's business climate. Working with the legislature and executive branch, ABI is the leading organization behind some of Iowa's landmark pro-business legislation. With two full-time lobbyists actively defending and fighting for Iowa's business climate, ABI members have a voice at the State Capitol in everything that happens. ABI members also gain exclusive access to the legislative process and the key decision makers on the hill.
Meet Our Lobbyists
ABI has two full-time government relations professionals at the capitol watching out for business so you can spend your time worrying about the day to day operations. We encourage you to explore this site and learn more about ABI's advocacy efforts and how you can ensure Iowa's elected officials understand the impacts their proposal has on your business. Click here to meet our lobbyists.
ABI members play a key role in the policy development process by participation on one or more of the five public policy committees. Those committees are: Economic Growth, Environment, Employment and Workforce, Workplace and Product Safety, and Tax. The committees meet annually to discuss current issues and develop policies and priorities for the Association's legislative agenda. Click here to learn more about the committees or to sign-up for one now.
In addition to being involved in the committee process, your local elected official wants to hear from you directly. ABI, through the Iowa Prosperity Project, provides ample opportunity for you and your employees to get engaged in the proceess. Take time to learn more about the Iowa Prosperity Project and getting your own co-branded site by clicking here.
The Iowa Industry Political Action Committee (IIPAC) is ABI's best weapon to elect pro-business legislators so that ABI can advocate a pro-active, pro-growth business agenda. IIPAC also plays a key role in stopping "bad-for-business" bills. IIPAC gives ABI a loud and unified voice in the election process and supports ABI's efforts to educate the public on key issues such as protecting Right to Work, stopping radicial workers' comp proposals and fighting tax increases and health insurance mandates. Click here to find out more about IIPAC.
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