Our Story

Every Iowan should be able to achieve the American dream.

However, many are held back because:

Iowa is a state of special interests wanting more and more taxpayer dollars.

Poor public policies make it difficult to navigate the path to economic freedom.

ITR Foundation seeks a better future for Iowans through research
and policy solutions. We were formerly known as TEF Iowa.

Pro-Growth Tax Code

  • Lower income tax rates
  • Strengthen tax credit accountability and transparency
  • Reduce local government tax burden

Friendly Business Climate

  • Reduce burdensome job licensing requirements
  • Repeal unnecessary regulations
  • Engage the private sector for workforce development solutions

Capable Education System

  • Prepare responsible leaders, citizens, and workers
  • Increase budget transparency
  • Establish school finance benchmarks


“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.”
- John Adams