Broadband Access is Important to ABI Members

April 9, 2021 | Bridging Iowa's Digital Divide Steven M. Bradford, HNI Corporation,

Each year at this time, ABI is heavily focused on advancing sound public policy in conjunction with the Iowa General Assembly. ABI members
take seriously the hard work done by the governor and legislators, and we look forward to the conclusion of what can be a very productive session.
As for this month's news magazine, the cover story looks at one of the issues ABI members identified last fall as a priority for Iowa: broadband access.
The good news is that the governor and legislators have also identified this as an important issue. As this publication goes to press, the final
outcome of proposals to address the issue are not known, but some type of action is expected. Finally, I would note that there is great excitement
around the 2021 Taking Care of Business Conference, ABI's 118th annual convention. That event will be held in Coralville/Iowa City on June
8-10. Please go to for more information. The hospitality, speakers, venues and networking at the conference are the very best you will find anywhere in the state. If you and your team attend only one event this year, this is the one that will give you the best return on your investment in
terms of time, money and resources. I look forward to seeing you and your coworkers in June. As always, thank you for your support!