ABI Policy Team to Present at Annual Conference

March 13, 2023 | Taking Care of Business Conference Showcases Top Speakers, Workshops, Cedar Rapids’ Resilience Brad Hartkopf, Director of Public Policy, ABI, bhartkopf@iowaabi.org

The 2023 Legislative Session continues to move forward as the first legislative deadline for bills has come and gone. ABI is positioned to have another outstanding legislative session as association priorities are advancing through the legislative process.

Thanks to the many of you who attended ABI’s inaugural Business Day in Des Moines event earlier this month where you heard from Governor Reynolds and leaders from both parties in both chambers. We’re grateful to all who were able to join us and make this a very successful event. 

We’re now in the second half of session and are encouraging ABI members to remain engaged by participating in our biweekly legislative update calls and by attending our regional meetings once session is wrapped up. We will breakdown the results of sessions and take input from members on what to focus on for the 2024 session.

We are just three months away from ABI’s annual Taking Care of Business Conference, which is in Cedar Rapids. With registration now open, we wanted to make sure you were aware that the ABI public policy team will lead a workshop entitled “How State Public Policy Interacts with and Affects the Iowa Business Community”.

You’re going to want to register for this workshop as we take a deeper dive into the policy results of the 2023 legislative session. As always, special focus will be given to legislation that was considered and approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Reynolds affecting the business community. We will go into greater detail on how members can become more involved in the public policy process and provide direction for JD and myself as we work to accomplish the mission members set for us.

The 2023 Taking Care of Business Conference is going to be outstanding and you won’t want to miss it. We can’t wait to see you in Cedar Rapids! Please feel free to reach out anytime if you have questions for the public policy team.