ADVOCACY

Advocacy Efforts and Accomplishments
2020-2021

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THIS MONTH'S TOP TOPICS

ORA Members Attend Public Affairs Conference

Over 40 ORA Member owners, operators, and vendors visited Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of Ohio Restaurants.

Expanding the Workforce
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Creating pathways for entry into the restaurant industry through the Hospitality Opportunities for People (Re)Entering Society Program (HOPES), Essential Workers for Economic Advancement (EWEA) and more.

Local, State & Federal Advocacy

The ORA advocates for pro-business, pro-job creation, and pro-growth on behalf of our membership. 

The Ohio Restaurant Political Action Committee

The ORA is pro-business on local, state and federal issues important to our members’ bottom lines. We support ideas, legislation and proposed laws that stimulate the economy and protect the growth of our industry. We oppose ideas, legislation and proposed laws that could harm the success of our members’ businesses.

Our approach to working with government officials is non-partisan. We respect all views and regularly meet with members of both parties to represent our industry.

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OHIO RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

AT A GLANCE

20,000+

Eating and Drinking Place Locations in Ohio

500,000+

Restaurant & Foodservice Jobs (10% of employment) in Ohio.

$20+ Billion

Estimated sales in Ohio restaurants