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August 19, 2017

Government Affairs

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic, so get your teams together for another great year!  For the Builders’ Classic, teams of five shooters test their shooting accuracy and skills using a Sporting Clays format.  The event is offered in both eastern and central Iowa in September and all proceeds go directly to the MBI-PAC.  For last year’s event, over 150 shooters participated and over $32,000 was raised to support pro-business, pro-construction policymakers.

Here you will find information pertaining to the public affairs efforts of MBI. A majority of our Government Affairs agenda consists of lobbying efforts. However, you will see that other components consist of coalition efforts, communications and our political action committee (i.e. MBI-PAC). MBI is seen as one of the premiere business associations in the state. This is made evident not only from MBI's presence at the State Capitol, but also at the county, city, and local levels. MBI's government affairs program is focused on an agenda that is pro-business and pro-construction. Our efforts advocate the prudent use of taxpayers' dollars in the procurement of public projects, as well as, maintaining the integrity of the construction industry as a vital role in commerce. MBI's Lobbying Team is led by Chad Kleppe, who has been heading up MBI’s public affairs efforts for over 15 years.  Also, MBI recently added Julie A. Smith to complement our overall strategy at the Capitol. These two individuals ensure that MBI has a full time presence at the Iowa Capitol, as well as an ever increasing presence at local governmental levels. 

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