Plenty of conflicting trends are apparent when examining success of the state’s business owners, according to Morton Marcus, emeritus director of the
A lack of data makes detailed comparisons all but impossible, Marcus wrote in a column that is distributed to
Still, he said information gleaned by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis from tax forms shows:
-Hoosier proprietors saw their earnings advance faster than peers nationally: up 72 percent compared to 69 percent.
Marcus said it is difficult to tell by the figures alone if Hoosiers are more or less entrepreneurial than elsewhere.
The state’s tax code might discourage starting businesses, he said. Opportunities might not be as common in
Yet another possibility, he added, is that fewer