The Economic Outlook Survey's overall economic outlook index fell to 37.5, one of its lowest points since 2009.read more
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Iowa’s population growth has consistently trailed the national average. Long-term prosperity will be constrained by a lack of people to fill jobs.
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.
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.