By the Numbers: Why Indy Is a Great Place to Launch a Business
Hint: Cheap rent, low taxes, and incentives galore.
The March cover package explains in detail how to start a business. Here’s why the Circle City is the place to do it.
Average monthly cost for 1,000 square feet of office space:
New York — $5,096.66
Chicago — $2,331.66
Philadelphia — $2,065
Cincinnati — $1,557.50
Indianapolis — $1,492.50
10th Rank of Indiana’s favorable business-tax climate, according to the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. Surrounding state ranks:
Illinois — 31
Wisconsin — 43
Ohio — 39
Kentucky — 27
Fifth-lowest Surpassed only by the rates of New Mexico, North Dakota, Idaho, and Utah.
$921 million The amount Indiana doles out every year in business incentives, an amount equivalent to six cents per dollar of the budget. And it’s not just going to the ExactTargets of the state—several pages of the annual incentives report are small businesses, like breweries.
This article appeared in the March 2014 issue.