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Bank of America Logo                  Bank of America

At Bank of America, we have a clear purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. We fulfill this purpose through our commitment to responsible growth, which includes a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. Integrated across our eight lines of business — our ESG focus reflects our values, ensures we are holding ourselves accountable, presents tremendous business opportunity, and allows us to create shared success with our clients and communities.

Every day, we provide unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. For more information, please visit https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/index.html

 

National Skills Coalition Logo                  National Skills Coalition 

National Skills Coalition (NSC) is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. We engage in analysis, technical assistance, organizing, advocacy, and communications to advance state and federal policies that support these goals – policies based on the on-the-ground expertise of our members. For more information, please visit https://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/.

Voices for Skills Logo                                   Voices for Skills

Every day, in communities coast to coast, working people, students, and families are looking for opportunities to get ahead. At the same time, businesses are desperate to hire skilled workers — people trained for jobs in growing industries like healthcare, medical technology, IT and software, and advanced manufacturing – as well as tradespeople like plumbers and electricians.These jobs are the backbone of America’s economy, and filling them is critical to America’s success in the 21st century economy. But not enough people can access the skills, training, and education to fill them. Voices for Skills is a coalition of working people, students, teachers, parents, jobseekers, and businesses calling for a national commitment to significantly increase our investment in skills training. For more information, please visit https://www.voicesforskills.org.

Business Leaders United Logo                           Business Leaders United

Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) is comprised of employers from a range of industries across the nation who are concerned about our nation’s skills gap, who are working with local partners to train and hire community residents for skilled jobs, and who want our country’s policymakers to follow suit and invest - aggressively and effectively - in the skills of America’s workers. Through BLU, diverse business leaders jointly communicate to national policymakers, the press, and the American public about the effective industry-based strategies they’ve developed which could serve as models for a more comprehensive national skills policy. For more information, please visit https://www.businessleadersunited.org/.

Iowa Bio Logo                                    Iowa Bio

The Iowa Biotechnology Association, a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association,  was founded in 1994 to unify Iowa's bioscience industry, academic research institutions and economic development organizations. We represent more than 100 members spanning across our state, who are vested in Iowa and in the biotech industry.

The Association has worked steadily to establish a strong identity for the industry and speak with one voice for our diverse membership, seeking to influence policies on both the state and federal level that will enable more efficient growth for Iowa and the United States. Our Association is focused on fostering a stronger business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding. Iowa is abundant in talent, resources, and infrastructure – we want to focus on industry vitalization.

Biotechnology industries are growing at a rapid pace and the Iowa Biotechnology Association will work to ensure that Iowa remains a leader in this competitive, global economy. From human health to animals, food to the environment, and pharmaceuticals to biofuels, our diverse membership helps to improve and sustain wellbeing, in the state of Iowa and around the world. We advocate actively on our members’ behalf to create investment and partnership opportunities, attract and retain the very best people, and support public policy that fosters their continued growth.

For additional information click here: http://www.iowabio.org/en/about/

American Equity Logo                  American Equity

American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company® is a leader in the fixed index annuity marketplace. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, we are committed to providing safe retirement products with integrity, as well as superior service to our nationwide network of agents and their policyholders. Our core values align with serving in and contributing to the communities where we live and work. Our 585+ plus employees work to strengthen our community through their long standing tradition as active members of the community. For more information, please visit www.american-equity.com