Critical thinking, expert research, rigorous analysis, leading to result-oriented solutions.


The Iowa Policy Institute is an independent research firm that provides clients with in depth information and expert analysis about public affairs important to Iowa voters and businesses. 

We work with individuals, concerned citizen groups, businesses, non-profits, lawmakers, political candidates, decision makers, and opinion leaders to:

  • research the background behind policy issues

  • critically analyze policy positions

  • assess what Iowans are thinking about important issues

  • ​promote sound solutions to state and local policy questions

  • and successfully articulate our client's position in the public square.

Our policy expertise includes:

  • Aging, Long Term Care & Social Security

  • Education & Child Welfare

  • Energy & Environmental Policy

  • Family & Marriage Policy

  • Government Accountability

  • Health Care & Human Services

  • Immigration Policy 

  • Tax and Budget Policy