Tuesday, January 2, 2018
In recent years, the Indiana General Assembly has enacted pro-business policies that continue to grow our state’s economy.
For four consecutive years, Indiana’s unemployment rate has been lower than the national average, and at 3.7 percent, it is lower than all of our neighboring states. Several counties have even lower unemployment rates, the lowest among those being Dubois at 2.4 percent, Elkhart, Lagrange and Bartholomew at 2.5 percent, and Decatur at 2.6 percent.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation recently announced that 2017 was a record-setting year for the state’s economic development, with nearly 300 commitments from companies to locate or grow in Indiana. These commitments will result in more than $7 billion invested in our state with up to 30,158 new Hoosier jobs.
This session, the Senate Republican Caucus will continue to look for ways to grow our economy and make Indiana a great place to live, work and raise a family.