With a strong and growing coalition in Iowa, the USGLC works to educate and engage policymakers and community leaders on why investments in development and diplomacy help keep America safe and strengthen Iowa’s economy.
The USGLC’s Iowa Advisory Committee brings together more than 100 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Iowa. We’re also proud of Iowa’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.
“I am a very strong advocate of the foreign affairs budget… It means me or my children not having to deploy to a conflict zone.”
President, Strategic Scouts Consulting
Foreign aid is a powerful demonstration of America’s leadership in the world.
In 2021, Iowa exported
in goods to foreign markets.
379,400 jobs (18.10%)
are supported by trade.
in Iowa studied abroad.
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