News on jobs and broadband

May 9, 2011
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Small biz owners might find a couple of nuggets in the Indiana Business Research Center’s latest inContext magazine of interest.

A brief study about recovery of jobs following the recession shows Indiana lagging behind neighboring states. Practically speaking, Indiana has flat-lined in the past few months. Illinois, in particular, is bouncing back faster, and Kentucky is distinctive for being the only neighboring state to have done better than the nation as a whole.

Does your business depend on high-speed Internet? Adoption varies widely in the Indianapolis area. At least 60 percent of residences in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks and Johnson counties can download 768 kilobits or more per second and upload at least 200 kilobits per second. Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties don’t fare as well.

The full issue is here.

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    Well, Indiana has the lowest unemployment rate of any of the neighboring states so this article doesn't make sense to me.
    I guess if, in six months, the other states are doing better than Indiana, i will eat crow but don't think that is happening.

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