IBC's 2020 Q2 Economic Outlook Survey Released

The survey's overall economic outlook index rose to 41.25, increasing 3.75 points from Q1 of 2020 when IBC members' outlook hit its lowest point since 2009. Measuring below 50, this figure continues to demonstrate negative sentiment. read more

Joe Murphy: Iowans are working together to safely reopen our schools, for everybody's benefit

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Terry Kouba: Collaborative Efforts Will Pull Dubuque Area Through Difficult Times

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Road to Recovery Iowa's Resiliency & Next Steps

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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.