President, OneZone Commerce
Of course, inclusion is important to students, parents, teachers and administrators. But it's important to business too.
Human Capital has become the most crucial factor in economic development, and inclusion is a significant business issue. Businesses are looking for the best and the brightest and our communities have to send a clear, consistent message about who we are - vibrant, entrepreneurial, open and accepting to all.
OneZone, representing over 1,400 business, felt strongly that it was time for Indiana to pass strong hate crimes legislation. For the same reasons, we agree with Mayor Fadness' comments on the recent HSE School Board vote, and urge the board to reconsider their statement and include those most vulnerable. Let's not leave any doubt about who we are.
On behalf of OneZone,