IBC's 2022 Q4 Economic Outlook Survey Released

The Iowa Business Council has released its fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2022. The report measures member expectations for sales, capital spending and employment for the next six months. 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 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

IBC's 2022 Q2 Economic Outlook Survey Released

The results project confidence for the eighth quarter in a row. However, index numbers dropped in most categories amidst ongoing concerns pertaining to labor shortages, supply chain issues and inflation.  read more

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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.