July 21, 2022 11:05am
Business leaders join GLI in nation’s capital to discuss rising costs, legislative priorities
Trip coincides with release of GLI’s 2022 federal agenda
Washington, D.C. (July 21, 2022) – Thirty business leaders joined Greater Louisville Inc. for its annual D.C. Fly-In presented by Baptist Health, where they met with federal lawmakers and appointed cabinet officials to discuss the region’s top concerns and priorities. During the two-day trip, the group met with members of Kentucky and Indiana’s federal delegation to discuss priorities in GLI’s newly released federal agenda and concerns related to inflation and a potential economic recession.
“Our region is coming off a year of rapid growth and facing record-high inflation, so it is a critical time for our lawmakers to take action to keep our economy on a strong path,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “Our D.C. Fly-In gives our region’s top leaders the opportunity to advocate and share the impacts that federal policies have on their organization. I am thankful to the elected leaders who met with our group and pledged to take action on our priorities.”
D.C. Fly-In included conversations and briefings with:
- Leader Mitch McConnell
- Senator Rand Paul
- Senator Mike Braun
- Senator Todd Young
- Congressman James Comer
- Congressman Trey Hollingsworth
- Congressman John Yarmuth
- Congressman Andy Barr
- Congressman Brett Guthrie
- Office of the US Trade Representative
- Department of Transportation
- American Immigration Council
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The trip coincides with the launch of GLI’s 2022-2023 Federal Legislative Agenda which outlines the business community’s top priorities in the coming year. The agenda is divided into five sections that include business competitiveness, education and workforce development, environment and energy, health care, and transportation and infrastructure.
Key priorities for the year ahead include advocating for increased domestic energy production to stabilize prices, policies to help fight inflation, comprehensive immigration reform, and increased infrastructure investment.
“Representing the Greater Louisville region means our team maintains a constant advocacy presence with all levels of government,” said Shelby Somervell, GLI’s vice president of government affairs and communications. “Our new federal agenda outlines the bold policies we will pursue to maintain a strong pro-business environment in Greater Louisville and support the growth of our investors.”
To view the full agenda, click here.