Objective outsiders recognize that Indiana, the Indianapolis region and the Hamilton County communities have pointedly positioned themselves as business-friendly and welcoming to all. At all levels of government we are known for exceptional credit ratings, balanced budgets and creative financing of economic development projects. Here is what has been said about our state, the region and our local communities:

  • Indiana is eighth in the nation for Best States for Business - Forbes, 2015
  • Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest & 6th nationally in the annual “Best & Worst States” survey – Chief Executive, May 2014
  • Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest & 8th nationally for Business Tax Climate Index – Tax Foundation, 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index, October 2014
  • Hamilton County is Healthiest County in the State in the annual “County Health Rankings” – County Health Rankings, 2015
  • Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville rank #1, #4 and #20 nationally in the “Best Small Cities to Live In” – Nerdwallet, June 2014
  • Indianapolis International Airport named “Best Airport in North America” - Airports Council International, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Fishers ranks 22nd in the national “Top 25 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials” survey – Lifehack, 2014
  • Westfield ranks 8th in national “Top 10 Best Towns for Families” list – Family Circle Magazine, 2014