We support local and state efforts to provide the necessary tools to foster development and creation of pro-business climate. As a part of that effort, we work to ensure our tax code is simple and friendly to business.
Also, creating a career-ready workforce is paramount to our region. We support the funding of a pre-kindergarten program and finding additional opportunities for students with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs to help bridge the gap between schools and science and mathematics needs in the business community.
The Southwest Indiana Chamber advocates for an increased focus on vocational training to help incentivize school districts to put a focus on programming needed to meet the demand our manufacturing base requires. We advocate for continued support for our higher education and the valuable work they do in helping to address our labor shortages.
Nationally, the Chamber advocates for revisions to the Affordable Care Act that will lower the cost of health care, continue to improve upon the current market-based system and eliminate the $500 billion in new taxes on small businesses, medical industry, and other sectors of the economy. Also critical is reigning-in runaway federal spending and advocating for comprehensive tax reform.
Interested in taking a more active role in our efforts? Join our State & Federal Government Affairs Committee.