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America's Top States For Business 2013

#18 Indiana

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2013 Rank
2012 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 242 26 16
Workforce 144 27 26
Quality of Life 109 39 40
Infrastructure & Transportation 225 5 18
Economy 208 32 11
Education 87 13 25
Technology & Innovation 154 24 23
Business Friendliness 151 10 5
Cost of Living 45 6 7
Access to Capital 13 25 37
Overall 1378 18 14


Governor: Mike Pence (R)

Population: 6,537,334

GDP growth: 3.3 percent

Unemployment rate (May 2013): 8.3 percent

Top corporate rate: 8 percent

Top individual tax rate: 3.4 percent of federal adjusted gross income with modification

Gasoline tax: 40.1 cents/gallon

Bond rating/outlook: Aaa/Stable

Major private employers: Indiana University Medical Center, Purdue University, Delphi Electronics and Safety, Indiana University-Bloomington, Eli Lilly International Corp., Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Arcelor Mittal, Eli Lilly & Co., Roche Diagnostics Corp., Deaconess Health System, Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Economic profile sources: American Petroleum Institute (April 2013), Bureau of Economic Analysis (2012), Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2013 release), CareerOneStop, Moody's Investors Service (senior-most tax-backed ratings), National Governors Association, Tax Foundation (2013), U.S. Census Bureau (2012 estimate)

Top States For Business 2013

From the Governors


  • South Dakota, More Than Just Gorgeous Views

    South Dakota is the winner of the annual "America's Top States for Business" study. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the state's economy and its stunning views.

  • Ranking America's Workforces

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals how other states fared when it came to their workforce, including a look at education level, retraining programs and union membership.

  • Why South Dakota is Top State for Business

    The cost of doing business was one of the key reasons the Mount Rushmore State captured the top ranking as the best state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.