Talent, Taxes and Indiana’s Economic Toolkit

Back in February, Intel unveiled its intent to locate a $20 billion semiconductor manufacturing hub near Columbus, Ohio – the largest private-sector investment in state history. Company executive Keyvan Esfarjani later summarized Intel’s reasons for planting its flag in the Buckeye State: “It really comes down to three things: Land, infrastructure and, most importantly, talent,” he said. “Ohio meets all of that.” (Of course, $2.1 billion in state incentives didn’t hurt, either.)... Read More

Addressing the Costs of Indiana’s Pre-Existing Health Crisis: Opioid Abuse

As Indiana lawmakers negotiate an end to the COVID public health emergency, we’ve lost ground in the fight against opioid abuse – a pre-existing condition that’s been resurgent in the shadow of the pandemic. After falling in 2018 and 2019, Indiana’s overdose deaths soared 58% through 2021. But the financial and human costs of opioids have accumulated across two decades.... Read More

Hot Budget Summer

This Fourth of July felt like part of a summer-long celebration as Indiana emerges from the COVID crisis. But in local government offices across Indiana, this is a summer of working overtime on plans... Read More