Iowa Business Council 2020 Policy Priorities

The Iowa Business Council announced its 2020 state legislative priorities following its final meeting of 2019. read more

Iowa Snapshot

IBC has put together research centered around important issues to Iowans for the 2020 presidential candidates just in time for the Iowa Caucus read more

Collective effort needed to reach statewide excellence

Joe Murphy writes on IBC 2019 momentum and 2020 goals for the Corridor Business Journal read more

RELEASE: Iowa Business Council Members Urge Immediate Immigration Reform

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Population and Diversity

Iowa’s population growth has consistently trailed the national average.  Long-term prosperity will be constrained by a lack of people to fill jobs.  

Career Ready Workforce

In order to sustain and grow business and industry in Iowa, we need workers of all skill levels. So, the Iowa Business Council works to align business and education to create a career ready workforce in Iowa. 

Economic Climate

A strong economic climate drives business decision such as hiring, capital investment, availability of jobs and new initiatives.  For businesses to locate, expand and thrive in Iowa, we must create an economic climate that drives growth.  Our members, through research and thought leadership, identify public policy initiatives that will strengthen our economic climate.  

How do you expect your company's sales to change in the next six months? 

Iowa's national rankings in the attainment of bachelor degrees and beyond.