Indiana's jobs climate continues to attract the national spotlight.
In fact, Forbes just listed Indiana as the eighth best state in the nation for business. The magazine compared states' business costs, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. Indiana was also ranked second for its regulatory environment and sixth for quality of life.
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And the good news just keeps coming. In September, our state's unemployment rate dropped for the seventh consecutive month - hitting its lowest point in eight years. I could not be more pleased that our hard fought policy victories are seeing strong results.
Our state's low taxes and limited regulations have encouraged more job creators to start and grow their businesses here. Earlier this year, the Pacific Research Institute ranked Indiana No.1 in the nation for small business. The institute's comparison measured regulatory burdens on small businesses across all 50 states.
Thanks to Republican leadership and pro-growth policies, Indiana is on the right track. I remain committed to helping Indiana maintain its jobs-friendly environment and keeping our historic jobs numbers growing.
State Rep. Kevin Mahan