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Missouri Competes is a non-partisan coalition of businesses committed to achieving LGBTQ non-discrimination policies at the state level in order to attract, retain, and support a highly-skilled workforce and foster an inclusive business community. Such policies that allow our region to compete successfully in a global economy.
Missourians from all walks of life believe discrimination has no place in the workplace. See the growing list of companies, communities, and organizations that are committed to a prosperous and economically vibrant Missouri.
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The Economic Case
Discriminatory laws aren’t just bad for gay and transgender people—they are devastating for a state’s economy.
Today, 47% of meetings and convention planners say they will “absolutely avoid” booking meetings in states that pass anti- LGBT legislation.
Strengthen the Economy
When it comes to corporate relocations, expansions, and investments, recent events have shown that many companies are unwilling to make investments in LGBT- unfriendly states.
In the war for talent, a state brand that is welcoming toward LGBT people matters - not just for LGBT workers, but for recruiting all talented workers.
Inclusive nondiscrimination laws just make sense.