In an increasingly globalized world, no single regional economy can exist in isolation. Today’s businesses require the freedom, flexibility, security and infrastructure to succeed. To this end, the following priorities represent needs of the Greater Louisville region to continue as a vibrant economic competitor on the global stage.

Increased access to capital along with improved technical assistance and capacity building for small business will ensure that our entrepreneurs have a supportive environment in which to innovate. Funding for early childhood and STEM education, higher caps on H-1B visas, and improved infrastructure will ensure that they have the tools they need to compete. Reforms to the Affordable Care Act and health care administration, along with funding for mental health and addiction, will ensure a healthy, productive workforce. A pro-growth tax code, reasonable environmental regulation, compensatory flexibility, and competitive labor regulations will ensure they have the freedom to succeed. Finally, the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will ensure that Greater Louisville businesses have every opportunity to benefit from competitive and free world trade.

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