GLI’s Business Competitiveness Committee focuses on a wide range of different issues, including employment and labor law, tax reform, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, pension reform, and economic development, just to name a few. The Committee lays the groundwork for one of GLI’s most important advocacy goals: making Greater Louisville as attractive as possible to current and future employers. This is key to job growth, increasing wages, and improving the quality of life for all Greater Louisville residents.
In an increasingly global economy, companies can make their “home” anywhere. To ensure Kentucky is a top choice for business, our regulations and policies should be fair and competitive and support—not impede—economic development. GLI’s business competitiveness positions support legislative initiatives that foster innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, allowing Kentucky to recruit, retain and expand business investment and jobs, particularly in its priority sectors of economic development strength – Advanced Manufacturing, Lifelong Wellness & Aging Care, Logistics & Distribution; and Food & Beverage Innovation.
The Business Competitiveness Committee meets twice per year—once in the Fall and once in the Spring—and also receives specialized emails 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.
Business Competitiveness Priorities
- Extend employer COVID-19 liability protections
- Ensure workplace and employer protections for drug-free workplaces
- Strengthen effective economic development incentive programs to increase Kentucky’s competitiveness
- Reform distiller’s taxes
- Streamline Kentucky labor laws to align with federal standards
- Support pro-growth land development policies
- Reduce public pension costs
- Expand funding for programs that support small businesses and entrepreneurs
- Authorize sports wagering
- Modernize Kentucky’s tax code
- Support tourism, hospitality, and the arts
- Modernize Kentucky’s unemployment insurance system