The Barren County Economic Authority (BCEA) and Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce (GBCCC) announce joint legislative priorities. As the voice of the Barren County business community on local, state, and national political issues the two organizations have partnered on a Legislative Priorities agenda.
The BCEA and GBCCC will use the legislative priorities to lobby elected representatives regarding business-friendly regulation, tax and regulatory reform, education and workforce, transportation, quality of life and infrastructure investments.
The BCEA and GBCCC worked collectively on identifying issues important to business, industry, and the advancement of Barren County to include in our Legislative Priorities.” stated Maureen Carpenter, Executive Director of the BCEA. “We look forward to working with the Chamber, legislators and local elected officials to improve our business climate.”
The legislative priorities target support for legislation, funding and programs that provide a competitive environment for economic and community development, ensures our homegrown talent pipeline has the skills necessary to meet the needs of our employers, safe, robust and reliable transportation infrastructure that supports key sectors of our economy, promotes the continued revitalization of our downtowns and business districts and promotes small business and community growth to expand income potential of all businesses within our trade area.
"The GBCCC serves as an influential advocate for our local businesses and its economy,” says Treva Shirley, GBCCC President. “Collaborating with the BCEA and our state and local officials allows us to expand our reach in Glasgow and Barren County and brings our strengths together to create a united front for our community.”
You can review the Legislative Priorities by visiting website: www.barrencoea.com/About
About the Barren County Economic Authority:
Established in 1984, the Barren County Economic Authority is the lead economic development
organization in Barren County to attract new business and industry, retain and support existing
business expansion and support infrastructure development that meets the needs of business
and industry and advance the overall well-being of the community.
BCEA Investors in Economic Development: Champion: T.J. Regional Health Visionary: American
Engineers, Inc. Advocates: German American Bank, Edmonson State Bank, Green Mechanical
Construction, Inc. Supporters: The Peoples Bank; The Murphy Construction Group, Alliance
Corporation, ATM Media Solutions Contributor: Gray Construction/Gray Ohio Valley
Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce:
The Chamber plays many roles in the community and remains strong due to its members. The
Chamber promotes business & community growth and development by offering programs
designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses within their trade