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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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