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 nation for "Cost of Doing Business" - CNBC (2016)
  • 1st in nation for "Infrastructure" - CNBC (2016)
  • 1st in nation for "Most Improved Economic Development Policies" - Area Development site selector survey (2016)
  • 1st in Midwest and 5th in nation for "Best Place for Business" - Chief Executive (2016)
  • 2nd in Midwest and 8th in nation for "State Business Tax Climate" - Tax Foundation (2017)
  • 4th in nation for "Regulatory Environment" and "Quality of Life" - Forbes (2016)
  • 6th in nation for "Business Climate" according to Site Selector rankings - Site Selection magazine (2016)
  • 6th in nation for "Speed of Permitting" - Area Development site selector survey (2016)
  • 7th in nation for "Cooperative & Responsive Government" - Area Development site selector survey (2016)
  • 8th in nation for "Cost of Living" - CNBC (2016)
  • 8th in nation for "Top States for Doing Business," "Favorable Regulatory Environment," and "Leading Workforce Development Programs" - Area Development site selector survey (2016)
  • 9th in nation for "Business Incentive Programs" - Area Development site selector survey (2016)
  • 10th in nation for "Business Climate" - Site Selection magazine (2016)
  • 10th in nation for "Overall Cost of Doing Business" - Area Development site selector survey (2016)
  • 13th in nation for "Business Costs" - Forbes (2016) 
  • 13th in nation for "Business Friendliness" - CNBC (2016)
Business Testimonials
  • 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.