2022 Q3 Economic Outlook Survey

The Iowa Business Council (IBC) has released its third-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2022. The report measures member expectations for sales, capital spending and employment for the next six months. If the index measures above 50, sentiment is positive. The third-quarter survey's overall economic outlook index is 58.75, down 5.13 index points from the second-quarter report. read more

IBC Unveils 2022 Competitive Dashboard

The Iowa Business Council (IBC) released its annual, nonpartisan review of the state’s economic competitiveness. Known as Iowa’s Competitive Dashboard, the report measures the state’s standing nationally in five categories: economic growth; workforce & education; governance; health & wellness; and demographics & diversity. read more

IBC Optimistic for 2022 Session After Condition of the State Speech

"As we look to grow Iowa’s population, modernizing our tax system is critical to making Iowa a more attractive place to live and do business.” says IBC Executive Director Joe Murphy. read more

Iowa Business Council Announces 2022 Legislative Agenda

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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.