BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (October 22, 2012) – In a survey by Area Development, a site selection and facility planning publication, Indiana was ranked eighth in the 2012 Top States for Doing Business. The survey assesses the states’ industrial competitiveness by leading location consultants.

The consultants ranked their state choices by fourteen site selection categories, including business environment, labor climate, infrastructure, global access and economy among others. Indiana stood out in rail and highway accessibility and as a state leading the economic recovery.

Legislation including right-to-work, corporate income tax cuts and property tax caps were also reasons Indiana made the top ten. 

“It’s exciting to work in a state that is continually recognized for its commitment to the businesses that choose to operate here,” said Dana Palazzo, project manager for the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). “Our mission at the BEDC is quality job growth in Monroe County, Indiana, and accolades like these strengthen our efforts in retaining and attracting those employers who are creating good jobs with a future,” stated Palazzo.

To view the full report by Area Development magazine, click here.

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About BEDC 

The BEDC is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to the retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC is led by a partnership of private industry leaders, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington. For more information click