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Lebanon, IN 46052
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Government initiatives and legislative successes have made Indiana extremely attractive to businesses looking for new investments, relocation or expansion.

  • Adoption of the state-of-the-art telecommunications legislation has led to new investments in broadband and fiber optics across the state.
  • Indiana's transportation infrastructure is being dramatically improved through the “Major Moves” program, which will provide $12 billion in funding for comprehensive infrastructure improvements during the next 10 years.
  • Indiana has created a state tax exemption on partial income derived from federal patents for new technology or processes. Under the law, qualified utility and plant patents are exempt from taxation on certain income derived from patents.
  • Indiana recently created a state R&D sales tax credit, which provides an exemption to companies on the amount they paid in state sales taxes on research and development equipment. The credit applies to laboratory equipment, computers, computer software, telecommunications equipment or testing equipment.
  • Indiana has reduced regulatory barriers to development by streamlining permit processes and by inaugurating shovel-ready sites throughout the state.
  • Indiana ranks 4th in terms of the number and concentration of life science jobs, and 5th in terms of pharmaceutical sales, shipments, receipts, and revenue. (Battelle Memorial Institute, 2006)
  • The world's second-largest FedEx hub in the world is located at the Indianapolis International Airport.
  • Indiana ranks 12th among states in the Small Business Survival Index. (Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, October 2006)
  • Indiana has three state-of-the-art international ports – each a Foreign Trade Zone – located on two major inland waterways.
  • Indiana ranks 15th in terms of industrial R&D, according to Indiana Technology Profile. (October 2005)
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