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Critical Site Selection Factor #7: Right-To-Work State Often the First Factor in the Location Decision

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q4 2015)
Manufacturers often will not consider a state that’s non–right-to-work, but today that rules out about half the country. More

Georgia Once Again Leads the 2015 Top States for Doing Business

Mark Crawford (Q3 2015)
An attractive business environment, quality labor pool, and well developed infrastructure are among the shared advantages of those states ranked by the location consultants as the top choices for business. More

Leading Locations for 2015: Creating a Track Record of Economic Success, Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Ranks First

Area Development Special Presentation (Q2 2015)
Area Development analyzed economic and workforce data for 373 MSAs to determine which U.S. cities are creating jobs and nurturing sustainable economic development. The results of the Leading Locations 2015 study clearly reflect the strength of the western half of the United States: eight of the top-10 MSAs are in the West — three in Colorado, two in California, two in Texas, and one in Washington State. More

2015 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognizing Excellence in State Job Creation and Economic Development Efforts

Area Development Special Presentation (Q2 2015)
Area Development’s annual awards recognize individual states for their overall economic development effectiveness. This year, we honor 21 states for their achievements in 2014 in garnering investment and job creation with Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Nevada awarded the Gold Shovel. More

Auto/Aero Firms Redrawing the Map

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q2 2015)
Strong sales in the auto industry and a rebounding aerospace sector are spurring new facility/expansion projects in legacy as well as new locations. More

Frontline: Metro Areas Join in Export Initiatives

Karen Thuermer (Q2 2015)
To date, 28 cities across the country have come together under a pilot program called the Global Cities Initiative (GCI) to develop their foreign direct investment plans and volume of exports. More

10 Inland Ports to Watch

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Intermodal Sites)
Inland ports are poised to play an increasingly vital role and could be a large part of the answer to both the fuel and congestion concerns in the domestic supply chain. More

Veterans: A Natural Fit to Close the Skills Gap

Dan Emerson (Workforce Q1 2015)
National, regional, and corporate initiatives are helping to connect those leaving the military, who need careers, with U.S. employers, who need skilled workers. More

INDIANA at a glance

POPULATION: 6,537,334 (2012 Annual Estimate, US Census)

LABOR FORCE: 3,149,743 (2012 Annual Average BLS)


TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES:Agriculture, steel, automotive, life sciences, motorsports, wood and wood products, electronics, plastics, food processing

EXPANDING INDUSTRIES: Aerospace, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, automotive, distribution and logistics, information technology, national security and defense, motorsports health care services, entrepreneurship and innovation, insurance and financial services

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over): 23.4% (ACS 2012 estimates)

Corporate Adjusted Gross Income Tax: 7 percent in 2014 and declining to 6.5 percent in 2015

Individual Income Tax: Flat rate of 3.4 percent covers most individuals.

Sales and Use Tax: 7 percent

Property Tax: Real estate and personal property are assessed at 100 percent of true value; rates vary locally; business property taxes capped at 3 percent of assessed value


21st Century Research and Technology Fund

Community Revitalization and Enhancement District Tax credit

Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credits

Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit

Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit

Industrial Development Grant Fund

Industrial Recovery Tax Credit

Patent-Derived Income Exemption

Research and Development Tax Credit

Skills Enhancement Fund

State and local financing programs, including real and personal property tax abatement and tax increment financing

Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Transportation Equipment
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Primary Metal Industries
  • Machinery
  • Food Mfg.
  • Rubber & Plastic Products
  • Furniture & Related Products
  • Chemicals
  • Computer & Elecronic Products
  • Printing
  • Other Manufacturing Industries