DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2021) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) has released its first-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2021. The report measures member expectations for sales, capital spending, and employment for the next six months. If the index measures above 50, sentiment is positive. The first-quarter survey's overall economic outlook index is 60.42.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 3, 2021) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) released its annual, non-partisan review of the state’s economic climate. Known as Iowa’s Competitive Dashboard, the report measures the state’s standing nationally in five categories: economic growth; workforce and education; governance; health and wellness; and demographics and diversity.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 7, 2021) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) has released its fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey for 2020. The survey's overall economic outlook index rose to 62.5, increasing 3.78 points from the third quarter of 2020. This marks the second quarter in a row where the index has measured above 50, a finding that represents continued positive economic sentiment as the state emerges from the pandemic.