The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana as one of seven states to participate in its 18-month Business Incentives Initiative, conducted in partnership with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, to identify best practices when it comes to business incentives for economic development and meeting the public's need for transparency. More information about the project can be found here: http://www.pewstates.org/news-room/press-releases/the-business-incentives-initiative-85899542849.
"Indiana remains committed to delivering both a business-friendly climate for job creators and a high level of transparency for Hoosier taxpayers," said Governor Pence. "By participating in this study and evaluating the way our state conducts business, we will ensure Indiana continues to maintain a competitive edge and provides Hoosiers with the top-notch, open and accountable service they deserve."
Indiana, through the efforts of multiple agencies including the State Budget Agency, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and the Department of Revenue, applied to participate in the effort in February of 2014.