The Creative Corridor is an Economic Engine for Iowa

February 9, 2018 | A shared identity: Eastern Iowa unites to create Creative Corridor David Zrostlik, ABI Chair, Stellar Industries, Garner,

This edition of Business Record Iowa has a cover story focused on one of our state’s important assets. That asset is Iowa’s Creative Corridor, the region encompassing Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and nearby counties.

The Creative Corridor is an economic engine for Iowa, and it is a part of the state that features a large number of ABI member companies. I hope you enjoy learning more about this exciting region in this month’s newsmagazine.

On other fronts, I would note that February marks the eighth month of ABI’s fiscal year. Thanks to your support and leadership, our association is enjoying one of its strongest years ever.

Public policy achievements, Foundation programs, and ABI member meetings and events are all surpassing metrics of past years. Last month’s ABI Legislative Reception was the biggest and best yet, with more ABI members than ever before. In addition, the governor and lieutenant governor, other state officials, and more legislators of both parties and both chambers attended than ever before. On behalf of the board of directors, thank you for your participation.

Another key metric involves ABI holding a terrific annual conference. I assure you the 2018 conference will be the best one ever — and it is only four months away!

Make plans now to join your ABI colleagues in Greater Iowa City on June 5-7 for the ABI Taking Care of Business Conference. Fantastic venues, terrific nationally known speakers and the very best business networking anywhere will all be a part of ABI’s 115th annual meeting. You do not want to miss it!

Thank you once more for your support.