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Advocacy

We’re Your Business’s Biggest Cheerleaders.

From your office to the Oval Office, One Southern Indiana wants to promote positive change by serving as the “Champions of Ideas” to achieve economic and business vitality for the region. Additionally, we strive to provide access to policy makers at all levels of government through forums, round-tables and one-on-one meetings. Through our Advocacy Advisory Board, we encourage and support legislation that promotes business growth and enhances the competitive edge of Southern Indiana.

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The role of 1si in promoting a fiscally-stable, business-friendly environment is deeply impacted by local, regional, state and national issues. Through our advocacy initiatives, we promote positive change by serving as the “Champions of Ideas” to achieve economic and business vitality for the region. Additionally, we strive to provide for our investors and members access to policymakers at all levels of government through forums, roundtables and one-on-one meetings.

The 2023 Advocacy Agenda provides the basis for 1si’s supported positions over the next 12 months. Our Governing Principles, constituting those matters generally deemed most important to Southern Indiana businesses, serve as the broader foundation for these positions and provide the framework from which specific priorities are developed and supported. In turn, our stated Priorities for 2023, which follow our Governing Principles, serve as our hot-button legislative and policy issues upon which we expect to focus in the coming year. We will continue to monitor these and any other issues that may arise while new 1si Advocacy policies and processes are implemented during the next several months.

This year, we have added the Call to Action for 2023 which ties together concerns expressed by our business community around talent attraction and retention.

The goal of our Governing Principles, Priorities for 2023 and Call to Action for 2023 is to articulate the opportunities for and concerns of Southern Indiana businesses, and to speak for them as one voice.