Iowans and Employers: Involved in Their Communities, State

May 11, 2018 | A sense of community: What makes Iowa a great place for manufacturers? David Zrostlik, ABI Chair, Stellar Industries, Garner,

This edition of Business Record Iowa is all about how Iowa stacks up. What makes our state a great place to live, work and grow a business? One key factor is the many ways in which Iowans and their employers are heavily involved in our state and in our communities. Taken collectively, ABI members and their employees pay more taxes, buy more goods and services, and donate more time and money to Iowa causes than any other single entity in the state.

In our case, I am proud of the employees of Stellar Industries and all they do for our host communities of Garner, Kanawha and Mason City. It is that way with ABI members all over Iowa. They are involved in their community and their state. And that is as it should be.

Inside this edition of Business Record Iowa, you will find much more about why Iowa is such a terrific place to do business. If we have left something out, be sure and let us know. Your feedback is important to us.

Speaking of Iowa and business, Iowa’s best annual business event is less than a month away. ABI members from across the state and beyond will converge on Coralville for the association’s 115th annual convention. The 2018 Taking Care of Business Conference will be held June 5-7, and you simply won’t believe the incredible program in store for you.

At the conference you will find several internationally known speakers. You will see fabulous, first-class meeting and event venues. You will be treated to delicious Iowa cuisine, play golf at one of the Midwest’s nicest courses and experience terrific hospitality. Best of all, you will interact and network with Iowa’s top business people. You do NOT want to miss this conference.

There is no better investment you can make in your business than to attend this event. Register now at Thank you for your support for ABI.