Northern Kentucky’s economic vitality depends on diversity

Northern Kentucky’s economic vitality depends on diversity

Northern Kentucky’s economic vitality depends on diversity

The COVID-19 pandemic itself is now thankfully behind us for the most part. Its impact, however, is being felt and likely will linger as Northern Kentucky employers find themselves following the national trend of struggling to fill job vacancies. At the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, we’ve identified talent, attraction and retention as our region’s primary challenge.

To address this issue, our region should embrace and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in both population growth and workforce. In our view, DEI constitutes smart business, not polarizing politics. We believe embracing DEI is not only the right thing to do; there is also a compelling business case for doing so – building better businesses. Drawing diverse talent to our region will foster creativity, innovation and economic growth.

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