Current Initiatives - Iowa Business Council

Current Initiatives

The Iowa Business Council is non-partisan.  Its Chair is the spokesperson for the organization.  IBC does not endorse candidates nor have a political action committee.  Once in office, however, the Council will approach and actively engage with the Governor, leadership of the Iowa House and Senate, and State agency heads regardless of their political affiliation.  As an organization, the Iowa Business Council does not often formally lobby policymakers directly regarding proposed legislation, and rarely advocates for specific solutions or recommendations - though there have been exceptions.

Current initiatives of the Iowa Business Council include:
 

Iowa Competitiveness Index - an annual assessment of the state's business environment in a "report card" format that tracks metrics in five critical issue areas, analyzes trends for policymakers, and distinguished positive or negative economic activity. 

To review the 2016 Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.  For the accompanying press release, please  click here.

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2015 Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.  For the accompanying press release, please  click here.

2014 Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.  For the accompanying press release, please  click here

2013 Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.  For the accompanying press release, please click here.

2012 Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.  For the accompanying press release, please click here
2011 Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.  For the accompanying press release, please click here.


To review a one page document that summarizes the results from each Iowa Competitiveness Index, please click here.

Economic Outlook Survey - conducted quarterly by IBC to inform Iowa businesses and Iowans about projected trends in the state's economy, which may prove useful for business and economic planning purposes.

Healthiest State Initiative - a privately led and publicly endorsed effort that engages Iowans and their communities statewide in the challenge to be more active, adopt healthier habits, and enjoy a better quality o life - with the goal of achieving all-around better well-being.  It involves individuals, families, businesses, faith-based organizations, not-for-profits, and the public sector in a broad-based community-focused effort to improve well-being.

Virtual Reality Education Pathways - a transformative middle and high school curriculum offering that serves as a vehicle to introduce technology, its industrial applications, and business mentors into the education process for Iowa students. 

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