With high school graduation rates as low as they are in Indiana, I find it amazing that Indiana isn't at the very bottom of the statistical ladder that was outlined. That's the reason Indiana and West Virginia are running neck and neck.
The states at the top are also at the top of the cost-of-living indexes, with populations many times that of Indiana. This state must become a destination, not a stop on the way to somewhere else. Until that time comes, Indiana will remain moribund.