The Hoosier State—which reaches from the Great Lakes in the north to southern rolling hills—supports a broad-based economy that includes a strong manufacturing base and agriculture, as well as large cities and smaller communities.  This diversity helped Indiana weather the manufacturing decline that hurt many of its neighbors.  Indiana also has a strong system of public and private universities.  The Legislature recently passed a bill to help ensure that the state’s economic development programs work.

By the numbers
  • 76.1% employment rate for prime age workers in 2013

  • $16 billion unfunded pension liability

  • 2,500 capacity, in megawatts, of thermal output, of installed heat and power in 2011

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