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IBC's 2023 Q1 Economic Outlook Survey Released

Although the overall EOS index is flat, the results project continued confidence in Iowa’s economy and across all aspects measured by the IBC including expectations for sales, capital spending, and employment. read more

IBC Releases 2023 Competitive Dashboard

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

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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