As a member-driven association representing more than 1200 businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs in Carmel and Fishers, OneZone is proud of Indiana’s strong rankings for business climate, tax policy and public-private partnership. Yet, our state is not competitive when it comes to the health of our workforce, and collectively, we are paying a hidden tax for our lack of focus. The Indiana House missed an opportunity to address this.
Last week, more than 95 Indiana business leaders hopped on planes to our nation’s capital and spent two days as part of the Indiana Chamber’s annual fly-in. We went to meet face-to-face with our federal representatives, to get a feel for the political climate in D.C. and to let them know firsthand the issues that concern you, our members, and our business community.
In preparation for the trip, OneZone conducted a survey – you may have answered it if you clicked the link in In the Zone – to find out what issues impact your business, what keeps you up at night. Based on the responses, I went ready to talk about healthcare, infrastructure and business taxation.