Accolades & Recognitions

Indiana's Business Climate
 
Indiana is consistently ranked as one of the best states for business by leading national publications including CNBC, Forbes, Chief Executive, Tax Foundation, and Site Selection and Area Development magazines.
  • 1st in Midwest and 5th in nation for "Best Place for Business" - Chief Executive (2017)
  • 1st in nation for "Regulatory Environment” - Forbes (2017)
  • 2nd in Midwest and 9th in nation for "State Business Tax Climate" - Tax Foundation (2018)
  • 2nd in nation for "Cost of Doing Business" - CNBC (2017)
  • 2nd in nation for "Cost of Living" - CNBC (2017)
  • 3rd in nation for "Infrastructure" - CNBC (2017)
  • 4th in nation for "Quality of Life” - Forbes (2017)
  • 4th in nation for "Property Tax" - Tax Foundation (2018)
  • 5th in nation for "Most Improved Economic Development Policies" - Area Development (2017)
  • 5th in nation for "Competitive Labor Environment" - Area Development (2017)
  • 6th in nation for "Business Incentive Programs" - Area Development (2017)
  • 6th in nation for "Overall Cost of Doing Business" - Area Development (2017)
  • 6th in nation for "Speed of Permitting" - Area Development (2017)
  • 6th in nation for "Favorable Regulatory Environment" - Area Development (2017)
  • 7th in nation for "Cooperative & Responsive Government" - Area Development (2017)
  • 7th in nation for "Top States for Doing Business" - Area Development (2017)
  • 8th in nation for "Leading Workforce Development Programs" - Area Development (2017)
  • 8th in nation for "Corporate Tax Environment" - Area Development (2017)
  • 8th in nation for "Business Friendliness" - CNBC (2017)
  • 9th in nation for "Business Climate" - Site Selection magazine (2016)
  • 9th in nation for "Sales Tax" - Tax Foundation (2018)
  • 10th in nation for "Individual Income Tax" - Tax Foundation (2018)
  • 10th in nation for "Unemployment Insurance Tax" - Tax Foundation (2018)
  • 10th in nation for "Economy" - CNBC (2017)
  • 10th in nation for "Business Climate" according to Site Selector rankings - Site Selection magazine (2017)
  • 10th in nation for "New Plant Per Capita Rank" - Site Selection magazine (2017)
  • 10th in nation for "Best State for Business” - Forbes (2017)
 
Business Testimonials
  • Pretzels, Inc. - Plymouth, IN
"The community has provided tremendous support as we needed to ramp up operations [of our new Plymouth facility] quickly. I can see a long and strategic partnership with them for years to come."
Chip Mann, Co-Owner - October 17, 2017 - Grand opening of new facility, a $18 million investment and 65 jobs created in Plymouth, IN.
  • Indiana Composites, LLC - Headquarters in Bourbon, IN
"Bourbon allows us a unique opportunity, we are close to our customer base. Bourbon and Marshall County have been so supportive trying to figure out ways to get us here, so it has been an easy decision for us to move into this area."
Mike Peters, CEO - April 13, 2016 - Announcing a $3.79 million investment and nearly 200 jobs created in Bourbon, IN.
  • Universal Bearings - U.S. Headquarters in Bremen, IN
"Being part of the Hanwha Group, a worldwide organization, opportunities for locating the expansion elsewhere were investigated. While some of our customers have pushed us to expand into other locations, we chose Bremen, Ind. because we’ve had a successful history here. The town council, Marshall County and Indiana were very supportive, the workforce is very strong and Bremen proved to be the best option when all components were considered."
David C. Ketcham, Vice President of Finance and Administration - May 8, 2014 - Announcing a $39 million investment and 80 jobs created in Bremen, IN.
  • Aggressive Manufacturing Innovations, Inc - Plymouth, IN 
"The State of Indiana incentives played a major role in getting the Plymouth site selected over a Michigan site. Michigan doesn’t have as good of a program as Indiana does to entice employers to come into the state."
 
Les Thornton, CFO - April 1, 2014 - Announcing a $3.75 million expansion in Plymouth, IN.
  • Nishikawa Cooper, LLC - International Business Operating in Bremen, IN
"This expansion represents our long-term plan to maintain our commitment to our clients and the state of Indiana. As we continue to broaden our product offerings and seek to look for more ways to better service our clients, we look forward to being able to look towards the talented workforce in Indiana to continue our success."
 
Mike Talaga, Vice President & General Manager - April 10, 2013 - Announcing a $12.7 million investment in the Bremen, IN facility.