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Indiana drawing more people, businesses across state lines

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Indiana saw more people move to the state than leave between 2005 and 2009 despite a decreased mobility nationwide attributed to the recession.

The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne reported most of the people coming to Indiana weren't moving from neighboring states despite campaigns aimed at drawing people and businesses to the Hoosier state.

The data don't reflect foreign migration.

Indiana has been trying to draw businesses from other states with ad campaigns playing off concerns about higher taxes in Michigan and Illinois. Indiana Economic Development Corp. spokeswoman Katelyn Hancock says 16 Illinois companies plan to move all or a portion of their operations to Indiana as a result.

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  • big mistake
    That's what they would be making to move here. Beside we the little people cant afford to pay their tax abatement's. And I like the way you announced "will" be coming! That is always a nice out for never! What ever happpened to the solar company that was to move into the factory up on 31 and 28? And did the Police car plant ever get up and running at Connersville???

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  2. From the story: "The city of Indianapolis also will consider tax incentives and funding for infrastructure required for the project, according to IEDC." Why would the City need to consider additional tax incentives when Lowe's has already bought the land and reached an agreement with IEDC to bring the jobs? What that tells me is that the City has already pledged the incentives, unofficially, and they just haven't had time to push it through the MDC yet. Either way, subsidizing $10/hour jobs is going to do nothing toward furthering the Mayor's stated goal of attracting middle and upper-middle class residents to Marion County.

  3. Ron Spencer and the entire staff of Theater on the Square embraced IndyFringe when it came to Mass Ave in 2005. TOTS was not only a venue but Ron and his friends created, presented and appeared in shows which embraced the 'spirit of the fringe'. He's weathered all the storms and kept smiling ... bon voyage and thank you.

  4. Not sure how many sushi restaurants are enough, but there are three that I know of in various parts of downtown proper and all are pretty good.

  5. First off, it's "moron," not "moran." 2nd, YOU don't get to vote on someone else's rights and freedoms that are guaranteed by the US Constitution. That's why this is not a state's rights issue...putting something like this to vote by, well, people like you who are quite clearly intellectually challenged isn't necessary since the 14th amendment has already decided the issue. Which is why Indiana's effort is a wasted one and a waste of money...and will be overturned just like this has in every other state.

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