Business-Friendly



We’ve methodically created a business environment where conditions are set for success. Whether it’s minimizing operating expenses or delivering the workforce training and infrastructure you need to grow, Indiana is one of the most business-friendly states in America.

 BEST BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

  • Indiana ranks best in the Midwest and 7th overall  in Area Development magazine’s Top States for Doing Business survey (Sept. 2014). 
  • Indiana’s business climate ranks best in the Midwest and 5th in the nation  in Business Faculties’ 2014 State Rankings Report (Aug. 2014). 
  • Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest and 7th in the nation as the best place to do business in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study (July 2014).
  • Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest and 6th in the nation in Chief Executive magazine’s annual Best & Worst States survey (May 2014).

TOP TAX CLIMATE

  • Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest and 8th nationally in the Tax Foundation’s 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index (Oct. 2014).

 CORPORATE INCOME TAX REDUCTION
Indiana’s corporate income tax rate is steadily decreasing from the current 7% to 4.9% by 2021. The tax rate will continue to drop each year as the decrease is phased-in.

A RIGHT-TO-WORK STATE
On February 1, 2012 Indiana became the 23rd state in the nation and the first state in the industrial Midwest to pass right-to-work legislation. This new status creates an even more attractive environment for businesses and entrepreneurs alike to move their operations to the Hoosier State. There is strong evidence that the economy is indeed growing, with companies small and large expanding operations and hiring new workers.  With the support of the legislative and executive branches of government, businesses can be encouraged by Indiana’s move to join other right-to-work states to better compete for and win America’s business.

AAA CREDIT RATING
Indiana is one of only 11 states to earn the top bond rating from all three major credit rating agencies (S&P, Fitch, Moody’s).