(CNN) – Donald Trump's headed to Iowa, another sign that the businessman, real estate giant, and reality TV star is seriously considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn announced Wednesday morning that Trump will headline the state party's annual Lincoln Dinner on June 10 in Des Moines.
Iowa plays a crucial role in the race for the White House, as its caucuses traditionally kick off presidential primary and caucus season.
Trump, who has said he will decide by June on whether he'll run for president, is also scheduled to speak that month at a political event in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary on the road to the White House.
While he's flirted with running in the past, the often outspoken Trump says he's serious this time around. Trump was a late addition to February's Conservative Political Action Conference, the first major cattle call this cycle for potential GOP presidential candidates.
"Mr. Trump's speech at CPAC earlier this year caught the attention of many political observers and as the 'First in the Nation' caucus state, we extended an invite to allow Mr. Trump to introduce himself to Iowa Republicans," said Strawn in a statement. "We are excited to have Mr. Trump share his vision for a better America through his experiences as an individual who has made a career as an entrepreneur and job creator."
But as Strawn points out, inviting Trump could also help the Iowa Republican party grab more attention and raise more money.
"As Chairman, I have made it a priority to deliver interesting and high-profile national Republican leaders to speak at our events. Mr. Trump's appearance in June is the latest instance of the Iowa GOP working to provide value to its activists, donors and supporters."
Earlier this month a senior Trump adviser traveled to Iowa to meet with Strawn.
Trump will also venture to New Hampshire in June for an appearance at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics' "Politics and Eggs," a longtime forum that has become a must-stop for presidential hopefuls. The speaking series hosted 11 presidential contenders in the 2008 cycle.
-CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Mark Preston contributed to this story