Indiana Competes’ mission is to provide a unified voice for the Hoosier business community on the clear economic and business case for the legal equality and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees, families, customers, and visitors. That message is outlined in the Indiana Competes pledge.
Nearly all of Indiana’s most successful businesses have policies and workplace cultures which are inclusive and welcoming to all employees and customers. The competitiveness of these businesses, and of the Hoosier economy, directly impacts the reputation and brand the state of Indiana projects toward all citizens, including those in the LGBT community. By signing the Indiana Competes pledge business leaders have the opportunity to declare their shared economic interests for the fair and equal treatment of gay and transgender people.
By signing the Indiana Competes pledge, we are committed to promoting a competitive, economically vibrant Indiana.
We believe that Hoosier businesses must have workplaces and communities that are diverse and welcoming of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in order to compete for, and retain, top talent.
We believe that treating all Hoosiers and visitors to our state equally is essential to protecting Indiana's proven brand as the premier location for a talented workforce, growing businesses, entrepreneurial innovation, and a thriving tourism industry.
It is time to ensure fairness for all employees, residents, and consumers in Indiana.
A united Indiana is a competitive Indiana. When Indiana competes, Indiana wins.
An inclusive Indiana is crucial to:
- Attracting a vibrant & talented workforce. New entrants into the workforce overwhelmingly support employment, housing, and other protections for LGBT people.
- Providing certainty for employers. Legislative action can simplify and provide statewide uniformity to nondiscrimination policies in the workplace.
- Growing Indiana’s economy. Currently the state has an annual $318 billion economy – the 36th largest in the world (if Indiana was its own country). Let’s continue to grow!
How can my business support Indiana Competes?
Sign the Pledge The Indiana Competes corporate pledge unites the Hoosier business community in supporting fairness in all workplaces and keeping Indiana economically competitive across the country and around the world. Signatories will be added to the Indiana Competes website, along with company logos posted on the business coalition page of the site.
Education & Outreach As a corporate supporter, you will receive educational information from Indiana Competes around non-discrimination best practices in the workplace. You also will be kept up-to-date on relevant information related to nondiscrimination from across Indiana.