Indiana Competes is an organization dedicated to the sustainable growth of Indiana’s economy by ensuring that persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities are treated fairly and equally under the law. We support legislation that guarantees all individuals receive fair treatment in the workplace, in housing, and in businesses and government services throughout the State of Indiana. Hoosier businesses, large and small, across the state, are joining together to support updates to Indiana’s civil rights laws to see that all citizens regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability, and now sexual orientation, gender identity and expression – can participate freely in our state’s economy.
Indiana has a $318 billion economy by GDP – making it the 16th largest economy in the United States, but in order to recruit and retain the best professional talent here in Indiana, it is imperative that residents and visitors feel welcome in the Hoosier State. Making certain that no one can be discriminated against in Indiana is not only the right thing to do, it makes economic sense.
By speaking with a united voice, employers of all sizes will play a vital role in protecting our state’s brand and reputation as a premier place to do business.