The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) is the only business association in Iowa that advocates for companies of all sizes and industries. ABI membership is diverse, from Fortune 100 companies like Rockwell Collins and Deere & Company to small metal fabricators and financial service providers. ABI is leading the state in building the best possible business climate.
ABI members benefit from excellent programming, new business contacts, advocacy on business issues and cost savings on services your company needs. Membership in ABI will benefit your bottom line and likely bolster your prospect pipeline.
As a member of ABI, you receive:
- Around-the-clock representation on policy issues
ABI has three full-time lobbyists who represent general business issues at the Capitol every day of the legislative session. The ABI policy team also works closely with state departments to ensure the concerns of Iowa businesses are heard during the administrative process. ABI’s public policy committees provide members an opportunity to get even more involved in the policy development process.
- Access to fellow business leaders
ABI offers events throughout the year that attract business leaders from around the state. Whether you work for a small business just starting out or the executive of an established company, ABI offers an outlet to connect with peers and colleagues, as well as potential clients, mentors and business partners.
- Discounts on products and services
Participants in the Buy ABI affinity program offer discounts, extra benefits and customized services to fellow ABI members, saving members money and guiding them on the path to greater success.
- Leadership development opportunities
The ABI Foundation helps to develop and motivate Iowa’s workforce and business leaders through statewide programs including Business Horizons, Leadership Iowa University, Leadership Iowa and various workforce development initiatives.
- Targeted education on critical business issues
Last year, ABI hosted more than 50 events across the state educating employers on employment law, succession planning, social media use and wellness, among other important topics. ABI’s Advisory Council, a group of professionals who are experts in their industries, meet monthly to brainstorm the most pressing issues facing businesses and develop programming to address them.