DES MOINES, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — The Iowa Business Council (IBC) will reveal its annual research report, Iowa’s Competitive Dashboard, during a virtual press conference at 9AM, Thursday, March 9. The organization’s signature report measures how Iowa competes nationally. IBC Chair and Collins Aerospace’s President of Mission Systems Phil Jasper will join IBC President Joe Murphy for an overview of the report’s findings and recommendations during the unveiling.

The IBC’s Competitive Dashboard is a unique dataset that serves as a guide to both lawmakers and business leaders in determining policies that will elevate Iowa’s economy. The organization has released this nonpartisan review of the state’s economic climate annually since 2011.

The Dashboard measures Iowa’s progress in five categories: Economic growth; workforce and education; governance; health, and wellness; and demographics and diversity. Each indicator consists of five metrics that are averaged to determine Iowa’s overall performance in that category: Outperforming, competitive, and underperforming.

Iowa’s Competitive Dashboard will be unveiled virtually at 9AM, Thursday, March 9, 2023. The event is open to the media and the general public.

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Meeting ID: 827 8020 0546

Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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About the Iowa Business Council

The Iowa Business Council (IBC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose 21 members are the chief decision-makers of major Iowa employers. Employing over 150,000 Iowans, IBC member companies have invested billions of dollars of capital in Iowa's commercial infrastructure; lead the way in technology innovation, R&D, and grants procured; and are often the driving financial and volunteer forces behind philanthropic efforts all over the state.

IBC member companies include: Alliant Energy; Casey’s General Stores Inc; Collins Aerospace; Corteva Agriscience; Deere and Company; Fareway; HNI Corporation; Hy-Vee Inc, Iowa Bankers Association; Kent Corporation; MercyOne; MidAmerican Energy Company; Pella Corporation; Principal; Ruan Transportation Management Systems; The Weitz Company; UnityPoint Health; Vermeer Corporation; Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa; Wells Enterprises Inc; and Workiva.

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