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. 2 in the nation for its economic outlook. Bosma said that’s the best ranking for Indiana in the history of the report and an improvement of 22 spots since 2012. Click here for the full report.
STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2017) – “This latest ranking adds to the decades of progress under strong Republican leadership and is reflective of the dedication to supporting pro-growth policies. Our economic climate and competitiveness continue to attract the national spotlight, and that’s why job creators are choosing Indiana to locate and expand their businesses. This session, we will continue this momentum by passing an honestly balanced budget and supporting fiscally conservative measures that keep Indiana moving forward.”
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.