The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure to Iowa

March 9, 2018 | Iowa's infrastructure: State provides many transportation options for businesses David Zrostlik, ABI Chair, Stellar Industries, Garner,

Iowa Business Day on the Hill 2018 is coming up on March 13. We thank our partners — the Iowa Chamber Alliance, the Iowa Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Association of Women Business Owners — for their participation.

We also thank those of you reading this column who participated in that event. You know that at ABI, we take seriously our job to advocate on behalf of increasing economic opportunity for Iowans. We have great respect for elected officials, and we believe educating them about business is some of the most important work we do. So again, thank you.

This edition of Business Record Iowa carries a great cover story about Iowa’s transportation infrastructure. I believe you’ll enjoy this feature on the importance of transportation — and our state’s transportation infrastructure — to business in Iowa. As a manufacturer, I can tell you it’s mighty important to Stellar Industries.

On another note, I recently joined other ABI representatives in Coralville for a media event related to the annual conference. I can share with you that there’s great excitement in the Iowa City-Coralville region about ABI coming to town in June.

You can count on these folks in the region to roll out the red carpet to help make your 2018 Taking Care of Business Conference experience the best ever. I continue to be excited about the hospitality, speakers, venues and networking you’ll see at ABI’s 115th annual meeting.

So, if you haven’t already done so, finalize your plans now to join your ABI colleagues in Coralville on June 5-7 for the Taking Care of Business Conference. You don’t want to miss it! Register now at

Thank you once more for your support.