The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry begins its fall legislative forum road trip today.
Barry Kennedy, Chamber president, says 28 stops are scheduled around the state between now and the end of November.
“It’s a good tool for two reasons. We try to share some information that hopefully is interesting to the people who attend, but we also like to get information,” Kennedy tells Nebraska Radio Network. “We like to hear what’s on people’s minds out there, what issues are important to business people across the state.”
Kennedy says most state senators attend the forum in their home district to report on their legislative agenda as well.
“That’s certainly of high interest to a lot of people,” he says, “but as you go from location to location, obviously you run into issues that are more of a local nature that are important on people’s minds.”
Kennedy says he expects many business owners will talk about their struggle to find employees.
“Especially those who have the right skill set for jobs that they have open,” Kennedy says, “keeping our young people that we’ve educated here in Nebraska or attracting new people into Nebraska to fill those jobs.”
A list of dates and locations is HERE.