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Best in the Midwest: Hoosier State Still the Best for Business

Friday, June 16, 2017

Chief Executive Magazine released its 13th annual “Best and Worst States for Doing Business” rankings, putting Indiana firmly at the top for the Midwest region.

The magazine surveyed over 500 CEOs to see which states were the best in terms of a variety of factors including tax environment, quality of place, regulatory environment and workforce strength. Indiana was ranked as the best state for doing business in the Midwest area.

Indiana and its neighbors’ rankings:

  • Indiana (#5)
  • Ohio (#11)
  • Kentucky (#22)
  • Michigan (#36)
  • Illinois (#48)

“Over the past 12 years, Indiana has worked to create a world-class economy by passing balanced state budgets, reducing regulatory burdens and investing in the future,” Indiana Governor Holcomb said. “Today’s ranking reaffirms the benefits of our pro-business climate as we work to take Indiana to the next level.”

Out of all fifty states, the top ten are:

  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. North Carolina
  4. South Carolina
  5. Indiana
  6. Nevada
  7. Tennessee
  8. Georgia
  9. Arizona
  10. Wisconsin

View the full ranking and information on each state at:

Chief Executive Magazine