Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning to Iowa.

Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state.

He also will be taping an episode of "Iowa Press," Iowa Public Television's weekly public affairs program, Haus said.

Perry intends to discuss his efforts with Americans for Economic Freedom, a group he formed last year that is aimed at promoting state policies that lead to economic expansion and job creation.

This will be Perry's second trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state since the 2012 election cycle.

He was in Iowa last fall to meet with business leaders and to attend a Republican fundraising dinner in Des Moines.

Details of this latest trip still are being completed.

Perry made a splash in Iowa in 2011 when he entered the presidential race. He finished fifth in the 2012 caucuses.

Perry is among a number of Republicans who could run for the party's presidential nomination in two years.

He will leave the governor's office in Texas at the end of this year after having served 14 years.