Sep 11, 2020
Iowa Manufacturers Are Economic Engines
In our state's more rural counties, those manufacturers are often the economic engine supporting the entire region's economy.
Sep 8, 2017
Some of the most important work done by ABI each year relates to public policy. The most important part of that work is the strong participation by ABI members in the development of and advocacy for policies that help Iowa grow.
Jun 9, 2017
Each year, ABI surveys member-company CEOs. These folks, some of Iowa’s best business leaders, are terrific resources about the condition of their business and about Iowa’s economy in general. This year’s survey looks at all the ways in which ABI member companies give back to their employees, communities and the state.
Apr 14, 2017
Welcome to another edition of Business Record Iowa. There is a lot of great information in this month’s newsmagazine. The cover story, about Iowa communities showing the way with regard to economic development, is of special interest.
Jan 13, 2017
It is a pleasure to contribute to this month’s edition of Business Record Iowa focusing on Dubuque. This great Iowa city is the site of ABI’s 2017 Taking Care of Business Conference. I hope you will join me and 600 of your ABI colleagues in Dubuque in June.
Jul 8, 2016
Last month, ABI hosted the 2016 Taking Care of Business Conference in Sioux City. If you weren’t there, you missed one of the best business meetings of the year. Make plans now to join us in Dubuque for the 2017 conference June 6-8. You will not want to miss it!
This edition of Business Record Iowa focuses on business risks, some of which may not yet be on your radar. Hopefully, you will find value in learning more about this topic and about ways to manage these risks.
May 13, 2016
To succeed in business and in life, you need to enjoy the process. That’s the premise of motivational humorist Steve Rizzo’s message, which he’ll deliver during his keynote speech at the ABI Taking Care of Business Conference on June 14 in Sioux City.
Mar 18, 2016
Last month, I had the pleasure of joining my good friend Mark Hanawalt in addressing attendees at a conference involving Iowa’s community colleges. Mark and I discussed the strong partnership that exists between community colleges and Iowa businesses in general and ABI member companies in particular.
Jan 8, 2016
In last month’s edition of Business Record Iowa, I noted that successful companies are always looking ahead, and that November’s election is something to which we should all look ahead. This edition of ABI’s monthly journal is about something that is just as important as looking ahead. That is action.