Business & Industry

Both locally and at the state level, Indiana is working to provide a common sense approach to policy, regulation, and business climate. Here are just a few items to consider when investing in the community:

Indiana ranks favorably for businesses and employers. Here are a few listings showing how Indiana fairs as an area of opportunity: 
  • #1: in the Midwest and #5 nationally, Chief Executive Best & Worst States 2016 
  • #1: The Pacific Research Institute Small Business Regulation Index 2015 
  • #3:PollinaCorporate Top 10 Pro-Business States 2015 
  • #5: Business Facilities State Ranking Report 2016 
  • #8:Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index

The state is require to keep a balanced budget. Additionally, the State of Indiana holds a Triple-A Bond Rating from all three rating agencies. The State of Indiana has committed to the following tax cuts:

  • Corporate - 6.25% (4.9% by 2021)
  • Individual - 3.3% (3.23% by 2017)
  • No Inventory or Inheritance tax

For nearly 200 years, Lawrence County, Indiana, the "Limestone Capital of the World", has provided Bedford Limestone and Oolitic Stone to build some of our nation’s principal buildings, including the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, and the National Cathedral. Now we're focused on building successful businesses, generating jobs, and providing a high standard of living right here at home. 

The mission of the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council is to collaboratively plan for and guide the economic development of the county; to facilitate the expansion and retention of existing business; to aggressively recruit new business; and to support the development of a quality of life that makes Lawrence County a superior place to live, work and run a business.

The Lawrence County Economic Growth Council is the ideal partner for prosperity.

  • Community leadership promotes and facilitates business growth
  • Proven history of successful public-private partnership
  • Strategic location
  • Highly-skilled workforce
  • Economic Incentives
  • Prime commercial and industrial properties available

Building successful businesses, generating job opportunities, and providing a higher standard of living.
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