Mar 23, 2017
Legislators consider tax credit caps
Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) introduced legislation last week that would limit the amount of tax credits available to individuals and corporations.
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Feb 22, 2017
Registration opens today, February 22, for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s 2017 Taking Care of Business Conference. The annual ABI conference, now in its 114th year, is expected to draw more than 600 business leaders to Dubuque, June 6-8.
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Mar 16, 2017
When I’m asked to speak on the topic of United States health care and what the future holds, I think of the quote by a famous playwright, George Bernard Shaw: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” Hopefully this will help us start the discussion on a lighter note!
Growing up in Ukraine and having the perspective of experiencing medical care in one of the former Soviet Union countries, I always find interest in data that compares the United States health care system to those of other high-income counties, especially as we compete against those countries on the international marketplace and look for system changes through legislation.
Mar 9, 2017
Industrial organizations rely heavily on a direct, distribution or dealer sales force for growth. Many of these companies have built themselves from the ground-up through street smarts, sweat, and hustle. With many sales build upon long-term relationships, why does a manufacturer need marketing? Aside from creating the brochures, maintaining the website and coordinating tradeshows, how can marketing help grow the business?
Mar 2, 2017
Workers’ compensation has been a bedrock issue for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry since 1913. Iowa's workers’ compensation law was passed, thanks in large part to the work of ABI’s precursor, the Iowa Manufacturing Association, after manufacturers became concerned about the need for a cost-effective insurance plan benefiting employees.
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Feb 10, 2017
They work side by side most days and have used their marital and professional union to build successful businesses that prosper through each partner's strengths. Here are the stories of three Iowa couples who have found triumph on business, but most importantly love.
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