2017 Federal Priorities
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, these 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 STEAM education, increased recruitment of visa programs to attract highly-educated workers, and improved infrastructure provides the tools needed to compete. Health care reforms, along with funding for mental health and addiction, will ensure a healthy, productive workforce. A pro-growth tax code, reasonable environmental regulations, compensatory flexibility, and competitive labor regulations provides the freedom to succeed. Finally, advancing free and fair trade with other countries will ensure that Greater Louisville businesses have every opportunity to benefit from competitive and open world trade.