In 2016, Greater Louisville Inc. and One Southern Indiana established a 15-county bi-state region to work together to accelerate regional economic growth. This partnership’s mission is to support and grow the regional economy, making the Greater Louisville region more competitive in the global marketplace. GLI’s Bi-State Issues Committee focuses on policies that promote regionalism and economic growth on both sides of the Ohio River.
Major bi-state victories in 2017 included legislation establishing a Transborder Water Resources Authority and efforts to strengthen regional development authorities. In 2018, GLI successfully championed legislation authorizing a study of the Nurse Licensure Compact and allocating additional resources to combating the opioid epidemic in Indiana.
Read below to learn more about GLI’s bi-state legislative priorities in 2018. Click here for a list of lawmakers and government officials in Indiana.
The Bi-State Issues Committee generally meets twice per year—once in the Fall and once in the Spring—and also receives specialized email and calls-to-action on issues related to the Committee’s interests. To learn more about joining the Committee, send us a quick email. All GLI investors are eligible to serve on one or more of GLI’s six Issue Advisory Committees.
2019 Bi-state Priorities
- Our Southern Indiana Regional Development Authority
- The Louisville Loop
- Planning for Future Growth
- Opportunity Zones
- Invest in Parks
- Regional Broadband Access
- The Ohio River as a Water Resource and Economic Driver
- The Nurse Licensure Compact in Indiana