By Mike Perleberg
(Undated) - Indiana is one of the top states in the country for business, according to a ranking of states by one of the most notable business publications.
Forbes Magazine ranks the Hoosier state 16th in its “2013 Best States For Business” report. The annual study looks at states' costs, labor supply, potential growth, quality of life, government regulations and current economic climate.
Helping Indiana’s overall ranking was being its 2nd ranking in regulatory environment and 11th in business costs. The state’s lowest ranking was 45th in labor supply.
Ohio checked in at 29th thanks to placing 7th in regulatory environment and 10th in quality of life. However, Ohio was 47th in labor supply.
Kentucky was ranked 34th. The state was 9th in the cost of doing business, but 46th in labor supply.
Virginia, North Dakota, and Utah were at the top of Forbes’ list. Maine was the worst state, followed by Mississippi and Rhode Island.
You can view the rankings online at http://www.forbes.com/best-states-for-business/