Indiana has experienced a season of reform over the course of the last decade.
Indiana's comeback began under the watch of my predecessor. Prior to Gov. Mitch Daniels ushering in an era of fiscal responsibility, Indiana's challenges were not dissimilar to that of many other states or even the federal government — budget deficits, bloated and ineffective government agencies that made the Hoosier State less than fertile ground for investment.
As Indiana's 50th governor, I said job creation would be my administration's highest priority. And we set out to create the kind of environment that encouraged the entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunity for the talented Hoosiers, who bring ingenuity and craftsmanship to work with them each and every day.