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Indiana Improves in Top States for Business

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNBC has released its 2011 America’s Top States For Business list, and Indiana is moving up, according to a report on Inside INdiana Business.

The state, which is home to the RV industry’s manufacturing hub, ranks in the top 10 in two categories, including the cost of doing business and business friendliness.

Indiana ranks No. 15 overall on the list, up from number 21 in 2010.

CNBC says the categories were weighted based on how often they are used in state marketing materials, meaning the study aims to rank the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves. Virginia topped the list. Rhode Island came in at the bottom.

Here is how Indiana ranked in all ten categories:

Cost of Business: 8
Workforce: 41
Quality of Life: 40
Economy: 30
Infrastructure and Transportation: 21
Technology and Innovation: 22
Education: 12
Business Friendliness: 10
Access to Capital: 14
Cost of Living: 15

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