IBC’s 2023 Competitive Dashboard Unveiled

The report measures the state’s standing nationally in five categories: economic growth; workforce & education; governance; health & wellness; and demographics & diversity. For each category, Iowa is awarded a cumulative score that determines whether it is outperforming, competitive, or underperforming. read more

IBC Elects New Officers and Announces Legislative Priorities

The Iowa Business Council (IBC) has elected its slate of 2023 – 2024 officers at its final board meeting of 2022. The IBC also announced its legislative priorities for the 2023 legislative session. The organization remains committed to advocating for policies that enhance Iowa’s competitiveness while growing the state’s workforce.  read more

IBC's 2022 Q4 Economic Outlook Survey Released

The survey results, essentially flat compared to the third-quarter, indicate Iowa’s continued resiliency as world markets and other indices project future economic strife. The results also stop a three-quarter decline in overall optimism. read more

IBC's 2022 Q3 Economic Outlook Survey Released

While the survey clearly indicates continued positive sentiment for Iowa’s economy, the results do mark three straight quarters of declining overall optimism. Index scores further dropped in other categories as long-term concerns relating to workforce attraction, inflation, and overall business climate continue to mount. read more

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Economic Climate

The Economic Outlook Survey has been completed by IBC members on a quarterly basis since 2004. The report provides insight regarding the projected trends for the state of Iowa, which can be used for business and economic planning. The reported trends have a state-wide impact, especially when considering that IBC companies have a presence in all 99 counties. To review previous Economic Outlook Surveys, please visit www.iowabusinesscouncil.org/news/eos.