Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of the latest edition of the Rich States, Poor States publication, which ranked Indiana No. 3 in the nation for its economic outlook. In 2012, Indiana ranked 24th in overall economic outlook but has remained in the top 10 since 2014. Click here for the full report.
STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2018) – “Indiana continues to lead the pack with one of the top economic outlooks in the nation, which is the result of years of strong pro-growth policies and structurally balanced budgets. Under conservative leadership, our state is continuing to strengthen its welcoming environment for job creators and Hoosier workers.”
According to the publication, the economic outlook ranking is a forward-looking forecast based on the state’s standing (equal-weighted average) in 15 important state policy variables. Data reflect state and local rates and revenues and any effect of federal deductibility.