(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Indiana is the best state in the Midwest to do business.
So says Chief Executive Magazine. The publication’s survey of 500 CEOs put Indiana sixth in the nation based on tax policies, regulations, workforce quality, and livability.
The Hoosier state’s ranking was the biggest improvement in the survey, going from 16th in 2010.
Kentucky was 17th and Ohio placed 41st in the same survey.
This week, Indiana Economic Development Corporation officials will be taking a close look at economic development possibilities in southeast Indiana. They are Charlie Sparks, IEDC Vice President of Business Development; Kim Roderer, IEDC Manager of Business Development Operations; and Wanda Heath, IEDC Project Manager.
Joined by State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), the group will visiting industrial sites and speaking with officials from Duke Energy and Hoosier Energy.
They’ll also meet with local economic development leaders in Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland, and Union counties Thursday and Friday.
“This tour will be beneficial by helping us create a better economic development strategy for Southeast Indiana,” McMillin said in a statement. “I am excited that members of IEDC along with local economic development corporations are coming together to make our area more competitive in the job market.”