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.

Advisory Committee Co-Chairs

Hon. Tom Harkin

U.S. Senate (1985 - 2015)

Amb. Terry Branstad

12th Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2017-2020) and Governor of Iowa (2011-2017, 1983-1999)

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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.

USGLC in Iowa

Get in touch with us!

Zane Francescato
Director, Central Outreach
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