Monday, March 16 2009
An Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) official says Indiana's ranking by "Chief Executive" magazine as the best state to do business in the Midwest will help keep it on the radar screen of more decision makers. IEDC Director of Media Relations Blair West says the rankings are based on the feedback of the people who most often decide on expansion and consolidation projects. It is the second consecutive year Indiana has been ranked by the publication as the top state in the Midwest.
IEDC Believes Ranking Puts State "on the Radar"
Although Indiana remains tops in the Midwest it has fallen three spots nationally to eleventh.
West says the state is still taking positive steps for economic development such as a funded transpiration plan, a favorable business tax environment and quality health care.
The magazine ranked Indiana third in the nation in Business Friendliness, fourth in Transportation and sixth in Cost of Business.
The full report can be found at www.chiefexecutive.net
Source: Inside INdiana Business.