The Indy Chamber has released its 2023 Legislative Agenda and it focuses on five main pillars, ranging from economic health to Hoosier health. The organization says central Indiana has been successful in establishing itself as a top market in the Midwest over the past five years, however it still has multiple hurdles to overcome.
The Indy Chamber says the barriers prevent the region and state as a whole to reach its full economic potential.
“The opportunity to address barriers to our economic competitiveness has never been more critical—significant investment opportunities at in play in innovation-driving industries like life sciences, tech, and advanced manufacturing as a result of the shift back to U.S.-based production,” said Melissa Proffitt, chair of the Indy Chamber Board of Directors. “The time is now to accelerate our regional economy so that Indy can be the premier destination for talent and opportunity for all.”
Proffitt says to accelerate competitiveness against national peer markets, the business community and state legislature must find common ground on strategies to drive competitiveness for talent, image, business, and place.
Legislative priorities include:
- Funding Indiana’s Roads
- Investing in Hoosier Health
- Bridging the Talent Opportunity Gap
- Outperforming on Economic Development
- Advancing the Vitality of Downtown
Beyond the five priority issues, the Indy Chamber says it will continue to pursue policies aimed to provide elements of a more competitive and inclusive economic climate, including advancing public transportation strategies and supporting a vibrant business climate.
“Our 2023 legislative agenda equally advocates for the needs of businesses and Hoosiers alike, and investments in talent, image, business, and place will ensure we are setting the stage for a vibrant future,” said Indy Chamber Interim President & CEO Moira Carlstedt.
Learn more about the legislative priorities by clicking here.