IBC Q3 Economic Outlook Survey

IBC has released its 2019 quarter three economic outlook survey. read more

RELEASE: Iowa Business Council Members Urge Immediate Immigration Reform

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IBC in Support of USMCA

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USMCA Can't Wait

The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) continues to receive support from countless Iowans. read more

Population and Diversity

Iowa’s population growth has consistently trailed the national average.  Long-term prosperity will be constrained by a lack of people to fill jobs.  

Career Ready Workforce

In order to sustain and grow business and industry in Iowa, we need workers of all skill levels. So, the Iowa Business Council works to align business and education to create a career ready workforce in Iowa. 

Economic Climate

A strong economic climate drives business decision such as hiring, capital investment, availability of jobs and new initiatives.  For businesses to locate, expand and thrive in Iowa, we must create an economic climate that drives growth.  Our members, through research and thought leadership, identify public policy initiatives that will strengthen our economic climate.  

How do you expect your company's sales to change in the next six months? 

Iowa's national rankings in the attainment of bachelor degrees and beyond.