The latest survey from the Iowa Business Council shows economic activity in the state is improving. The group’s 4th quarter index stands at 59, up two points from last quarter. That’s still one point lower than a year ago. Any mark above 50 shows business sentiment among corporate executives is positive.
The results are especially strong for the future sales index which is at 66, seven points higher than the third quarter.
The Iowa Business Council consists of the top executives at Iowa’s largest companies, plus the presidents of the three regents universities.