STATE BUSINESS RANKINGS

-> #1   in the Midwest and #5 nationally. (Chief Executive Best & Worst States 2017)

-> #2   Cost of Doing Business (CNBC 2017) 

-> #4   Regulatory Environment (Forbes)


PRO-GROWTH BUSINESS CLIMATE

-> Affordable

  • Corporate tax cuts - 6.0% (4.9% by 2021)
  • Individual tax cuts - 3.23% (down from 3.4% in 2014)
  • No inventory or inheritance tax
  • $100=$110 in Indiana, according to The Bureau of Economic Analysis

-> Reducing Administrative Burdens

  • HEA 1157 - Reduce duplicate requirements to support small businesses 

-> Right-To-Work - 23rd nationally to enact a right-to-work law
 

CROSSROADS OF AMERICA

-> Next Level Roads: $1.2B/year in new funding by 2024 for transportation infrastructure

-> Connectivity: Allocate resources to increase direct & international flights

 

So far this year, businesses have committed to creating a record-breaking 28,846 new Hoosier jobs and investing $6.7 billion in their Indiana operations in the coming years. Of these planned jobs, the average wage is $27.38/hour, which is nearly 30% higher than the state's 2016 average wage of $21.51/hour. 

 

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

-> Next Level Jobs - Focuses on connecting Hoosiers to high-priority industries & high-demand jobs

-> You Can. Go. Back. - Increase post-high school education to 60% by 2025

-> Career & Technical Education - Align workforce development efforts with industry needs


INNOVATION & TALENT

-> Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Working to solve 21st century challenges

-> Indiana Regional Cities Initiative - Attract top talent by improving quality of place