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July 29, 2016

Government Affairs

There are sponsorship offerings available for MBI’s 4th Annual Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic.  Like many of MBI’s programs, the Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic brings together construction professionals from throughout the state for some great construction camaraderie.  Last year’s events saw 125 shooters, combining to raise nearly $25,000 for the MBI-PAC and our continued efforts to support pro-business, pro-construction policymakers.  The event has grown in registrations each year and has already become a highly anticipated annual offering by MBI.

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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