The Indy Chamber is spotlighting five priorities for the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly. President Michael Huber wants lawmakers to "think big," saying there is no greater issue than talent.
The priorities include:
- expanded early childhood education
- sustainable funding plan for transportation infrastructure
- statewide anti-discrimination protection
- regional mass transit
- local tax fairness
Huber says "lawmakers can help generations of Hoosiers compete for better jobs in a stronger economy this session, by taking action on pre-K, K-12 STEM education, and improving our workforce training pipeline – an issue that Speaker Bosma has also highlighted. For a globally-competitive economy, Indiana needs a world-class transportation system – especially to maintain our advantages in the manufacturing and logistics sector. It requires a long-term solution for infrastructure including options like indexing the gas tax or even a vehicle mileage-based system… not just another two-year funding fix."
The chamber has nearly 2,000 members and represents central Indiana employers who account for over 250,000 jobs. It leads regional economic development efforts for nine-county Indianapolis metropolitan area.
You can connect to more details of the chamber’s plan by clicking here.