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IBC 2020 Q1 Economic Outlook Survey Released

Iowa Business Council (IBC) released its first-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2020. The survey's overall economic outlook index fell to 37.5, one of its lowest points since 2009.  

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Iowa Business Council 2020 Policy Priorities

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

RELEASE: Iowa's 2020 Competitive Dashboard

On Februrary 6, 2020, the Iowa Business Council (IBC) released its annual, nonpartisan review of the state’s economic climate.

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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.