Comparative Rankings  

State & Regional "Best Of" Awards and Accolades

Indiana's infrastructure and accessibility are highlighted in Area Development's 2013 Top States for Doing Business.  The state placed #4 in rail and highway accessibility and #5 in distribution and logistics access.
         -- Area Development Magazine, 2013
Indiana offers Best Business Tax Climate in Midwest and 10th in U.S.
          -- Tax Foundation, 2013
Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest and 2nd in the nation for Top 10 Competitive States of 2012.
          -- Site Selection Magazine, 2013
  Indiana has the #1 Business Climate in the Midwest and 5th nationally..
          -- Chief Executive Magazine, 2013
  Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest and 5th in the nation as the Best Place To Do Business in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012.
          -- Pollina Corporate 2012
  Indiana offers Best Business Tax Climate in Midwest and 11th in U.S.
          -- Tax Foundation, 2012
  Indiana ranks best in the Midwest and 8th overall in Area Development magazine's "Top States for Doing Business" study.
         -- Area Development Magazine, 2012
  Indiana is one of three states to receive the Golden Shovel Award for biggest economic development projects for 2010.
         -- Area Development Magazine, 2011
  Indiana offers Best Business Tax Climate in Midwest and 10th in U.S.
          -- Tax Foundation, 2011
  Indiana has the #1 Business Climate in the Midwest and 6th nationally..
          -- Chief Executive Magazine, 2011

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is ranked #1 in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Program category in the nation for the 12th consecutive year in the U.S. News and World Report's 2011 "America's Best Colleges" survey. Taylor University is also
ranked the #1 Midwest University for the fourth year in a row in the category Best Regional Colleges
          -- U.S. News and World Report, 2011
Three Indiana-based programs made Bloomberg Business Week's 2010 list of best MBA programs.

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business made it into the top 20.
  The Indianapolis-Carmel metro ranks in the top ten Best Places to Move to in America. -- CNBC, October, 2010

Editors' Location Picks

Indianapolis is ranked #7 in the Top 10 Metro Cities for Economic Growth Potential and is ranked #8 in the Top 10 Metro Cities with the Best Cost of Living.
          -- Business Facilities Rankings Report, 2010

Top 25

Indianapolis is ranked 4th nationally in The Top 25 Cities for Business.
          -- Executive Outlook Magazine, 2010

The Indianapolis area ranks 20th in the value of exports produced in 2008 and ninth in the share of the local economy that came from exports. 
          -- Brookings Institution, 2010
Brookings Institute Indianapolis ranks 4th in college degree attainment on the Brookings Institute Highest Growth List during the time period from 2000 to 2008. Brookings released the information as part of its American Community Survey.
          -- Brookings Institution, 2010
America's Best Affordable Suburb:  The town of Fishers, IN, scores highest in terms of livability, safety, education, and economic performance
          -- Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010
The Indianapolis International Airport ranked first in the latest JD Power and Associates survey of 64 major national airports.  IND ranked 13th in the previous study – done over two years ago.
          -- JD Power and Associates, 2010
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, (better known in the 10-county Indianapolis Region simply as IUPUI) is one of the top 15 “up and coming” American universities that U.S. News and World Report says people should be watching.
          -- U.S. News and World Report, 2009

The town of Brownsburg, Indiana -- located in Hendricks County just west of Indianapolis -- ranked #7 on the "Where Homes Are Affordable" top 25 list.
          --, 2009
The 4.5-star Conrad Indianapolis is ranked Best Hotel in the United States and number three worldwide on the Expedia 2009 Insiders' Select list of the world's best hotels.
          --, 2009
Based on a formal index of cities across the world, Indianapolis is ranked #1 in Best Hotel Value for Money.
          --, 2009

Town of Fishers ranked Best Small City on CNN Money's "Best Places to Live" in 2008 
          --, Cnn Money, 2008


Bloomington is the Best College Town in the U.S.
          -- Men's Journal, June 2008

The town of Franklin ranked 4th in the Nation for affordable housing.
          --, CNN Money, 2008
Hamiton County ranked as American's #1 Family-friendly Community.
          -- Forbes 2008
Indiana ranks 5th nationally for Best State Business Climate.
          -- Site Selection Magazine, 2008
Indiana is ranked 13th as one of America's Top States for Business in 2008.
          --, 2008

Indiana leads the nation in attracting new jobs through foreign investment for the second consecutive year, according to the latest annual Global Location Trends report.
          -- IBM Global Business Services, 2008

Indiana ranked 7th of the 50 states in competitiveness
          -- Site Selection Magazine, 2008
Indiana earns overall ranking of 6th in National Manufacturing & Logistics Performance
          -- Conexus / Bureau of Business Research, Miller College of Business, Ball State  University, 2008
Indiana is ranked the Fastest-growing Wind Energy State in the Country in 2008 and continuing today.
          -- American Wind Energy Association, 2008
Indiana is ranked as the Second Best State in the U.S. for Renewable Energy Jobs and Investment when normalized for population.
          -- Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP), 2008