Indiana Tops Jobs Target

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The president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the state has already surpassed its 2014 goal for job commitments. The state was aiming for 22,000 by year's end and has already amassed more than 22,800. Eric Doden says the Indiana economy has been "even more robust" than anticipated and he believes sectors such as logistics and agribusiness have helped drive growth this year and could keep doing so in the future. Last year, companies committed to 21,420 new jobs. Doden says a the goal is determined by consulting a team of economists and state officials.

He believes the tax climate, the state's mandate for a balanced budget and a focus on quality-of-place initiatives are driving businesses to locate and expand in Indiana.

Doden tells Inside INdiana Business another factor working for Indiana is a willingness for the private and public sectors to partner as General Electric Aviation is doing with Lafayette and South Bend.

Source: Inside INdiana Business