About the Iowa Business Council
The Iowa Business Council (IBC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose 20 members are the chief decision makers of the state's largest employers. Since its establishment in 1985, the Council has worked to elevate Iowa's economy through global thought leadership, research, and advocacy.
This unparalleled group of CEOs works together to identify opportunities to strengthen the state's workforce and overall economy, inform stakeholders by sharing data and insight, and network and engage to initiate change in the pursuit of prosperity for Iowa and Iowans. Ultimately, the Iowa Business Council's mission is to serve as a catalyst for economic vitality.
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Iowa Business Council members span all 99 counties and provide a significant economic and philanthropic impact throughout the state.
In 2021 IBC members:
- employed more than 190,000 Iowans
- had a combined payroll exceeding $10.1 billion
- spent over $3.4 billion in capital investment
- spent over $2.2 billion on research and development
- gave over $91 million in charitable contributions in addition to accumulating over 239,000 volunteer hours
- and spent more than $1.9 billion in education and training