Workforce: ABI’s Leading Issue

February 14, 2020 | All sides of workforce Cindy Dietz, ABI Chair, Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids,

Workforce! It has been the leading issue for ABI member companies for a decade or more. In this edition of Business Record Iowa, the cover story focuses on the different perspectives ABI members bring to this most important topic.

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, Foundation programs and ABI member events are all meeting or surpassing metrics of past years. Last month’s ABI Legislative Reception was a huge success, with well over 500 people attending. In addition, more 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 and keeping our Future in Focus.

Another key metric revolves around ABI’s terrific annual conference. I assure you that the 2020 conference will be the best one ever—and it is only a few months away!

Make plans now to join your ABI colleagues in Cedar Rapids June 9-11 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 117th annual meeting. You do not want to miss it!

Thank you once more for your support.