Initiatives

Initiatives

The Iowa Business Council determines its initiatives based on the Council's various research reports, along with the members' business expertise and insight.  Once the state's business challenges are identified, council members work to develop and implement strategies that result in economic growth for Iowa. Currently, the council is actively working on three key areas of focus: career ready workforce, population and diversity and economic climate.

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

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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. 

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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.  

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