Member Information - Iowa Business Council

Member Information

Membership

Iowa Business Council (IBC) Members are the chief decision makers of major Iowa employers.  Membership is by invitation only, with special attention given to geographic and industry diversity and corporate citizenship.  Members must agree to participate personally and actively in the organization, and be willing to contribute company resources to support council objectives and initiatives.  Members may not send representatives to meetings.  Membership resides with the individual and not the company or institution; should a Member depart, the successor will be vetted individually should he or she desire to join.

Meetings 

Members of the Iowa Business Council convene four private quarterly meetings each year, with the site rotating among the corporate headquarters of Member companies.  The host is responsible for meeting accommodations, e.g., locale and amenities, transportation to and from the local airport, meals.  Members also hold an Annual Partnership Meeting the last Monday of every January – an invitation-only event where executives, State and local government officials, and education leaders come together to hear perspective from Iowa policymakers and consider economic and workforce development issues of the day.

Advocacy Policy

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 lobby and actively advocate for any specific solution or recommendation.

 

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