Iowa

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.”

    Bernie Stone

    President, Strategic Scouts Consulting

  • Foreign aid is a powerful demonstration of America’s leadership in the world.

    Kurt Meyer

    Meyer Consulting

Top Facts

In 2021, Iowa exported
$15.8 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Iowa,
379,400 jobs (18.10%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
5,744 students
in Iowa studied abroad.

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Advisory Committee

Hon. Tom Harkin
U.S. Senate (1985 - 2015)
Hon. Tom Latham
U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2015)
Bob Myers
Chairman & CEO of Casey’s General Stores, Inc.

Stories from Iowa

What They’re Saying in the Heartland: COP27 and America’s Global Climate Leadership

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U.S. Heartland Global Leadership Day

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Heartland Mayors Issue Proclamation for U.S. Heartland Global Leadership Day

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News & Press Related to Iowa

May 19, 2021

Virtual Roundtable Recap: Global Partnerships, Local Impact in Cedar Rapids, IA

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January 22, 2021

USGLC Launches Next Gen Global Leaders Network and Welcomes Nearly 100 Young Professionals to the 2021 Inaugural Class

Iowa

January 30, 2019

Veteran’s View: Don’t Pit Border Security Against Diplomacy, Foreign Aid

Iowa

September 18, 2018

Iowa Veteran: It Takes More Than Our Military to Keep America Safe and Strong

Iowa

June 16, 2018

Dubuque Mayor to Travel to D.C. for ‘State Leaders Summit’

Iowa

May 18, 2017

American Leadership Abroad Provides Vital Benefits for Iowans

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Past Events

2021 USGLC Heartland Summit

September 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET

Virtual Heartland Summit

Forum on America’s Global Leadership: What’s at Stake in 2016?

November 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Get in touch with us!

Zane Francescato

Central Outreach Manager