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Old 06-04-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Default now even Crains Chicago Business is saying Indy is affordable.

Where would you put your corporate HQ? - In Other News - Crain's Chicago Business

click on the graphic link and heres what it says about Indianapolis: The Lowest Cost Structure of any city in the survey. Which included the top 50 Metro areas in the US
lol as i like to say the Dollar Goes Further in Indianapolis.
Plus the comments are hilarious Jealousy at its finest.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Where would you put your corporate HQ? - In Other News - Crain's Chicago Business

click on the graphic link and heres what it says about Indianapolis: The Lowest Cost Structure of any city in the survey. Which included the top 50 Metro areas in the US
lol as i like to say the Dollar Goes Further in Indianapolis.
Plus the comments are hilarious Jealousy at its finest.
I agree, the comments are hilarious.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I agree, the comments are hilarious.
Indianapolis is the walmart of cities
oh ya right give me a break.
as i sometimes like to say is Chicagoan the definition of stupid?
there is not such thing as Walmart of cities........
Except that city in Arkansas that is the headquarters of Walmart.
Gotta love Jealous Chicagoans throwing sterotypes out=priceless
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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I swear to God. I knew broadrippleguy posted this before I read the name.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I swear to God. I knew broadrippleguy posted this before I read the name.
is there a reason to swear about it?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:20 AM
 
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Where would you put your corporate HQ? - In Other News - Crain's Chicago Business

click on the graphic link and heres what it says about Indianapolis: The Lowest Cost Structure of any city in the survey. Which included the top 50 Metro areas in the US
lol as i like to say the Dollar Goes Further in Indianapolis.
Plus the comments are hilarious Jealousy at its finest.
There are a lot of opportunity costs the employees bear in living in Indy. These are detailed well and often here, though to the fury of the regular posters and moderator. It's inaccurate to consider the costs of locating in Indy without considering the opportunity costs the employees will bear.

It's further curious how Texas or Florida didn't beat Indiana, given that both states will allow their employees to earn income absent state income tax and will largely shield their employees from the rigors of Midwestern Winters.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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There are a lot of opportunity costs the employees bear in living in Indy. These are detailed well and often here, though to the fury of the regular posters and moderator. It's inaccurate to consider the costs of locating in Indy without considering the opportunity costs the employees will bear.

It's further curious how Texas or Florida didn't beat Indiana, given that both states will allow their employees to earn income absent state income tax and will largely shield their employees from the rigors of Midwestern Winters.
have to consider that property taxes may be high in Flordia/Texas. Which would offset not having an income tax.
the 3 major taxes Income/Sales/Property should be present in every state. a state which lacks one is going to have either a high sales or property tax to offset it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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have to consider that property taxes may be high in Flordia/Texas. Which would offset not having an income tax.
Only if someone buys a house.

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the 3 major taxes Income/Sales/Property should be present in every state. a state which lacks one is going to have either a high sales or property tax to offset it.
Indiana has a massively high sales tax, made all the worse with the two added Colts stadium taxes, giving Indianapolis the highest sales tax in the country.

In Indiana, the homeowners have transferred their property taxes to retail consumers, a cruel act of the rich getting richer on the backs of the poor.

Texas badly beats Indiana in the amount of corporations that have established headquarters there. There must be a reason that the article writer ignored. I rather suspect that he's looking for the best close-to-Chicago alternative so he can run back and get a pizza and a beef when the mood strikes.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: 46201
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Indiana has a massively high sales tax, made all the worse with the two added Colts stadium taxes, giving Indianapolis the highest sales tax in the country.
That is not accurate. First, the additional sales tax in Indianapolis is on restaurant food and drink not general purchases. Further, the sales tax rates in Birmingham and Montgomery Alabama are higher at 10%. New Orleans (Orleans Parish) has a general sales tax at 9%.

According to this:

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2012...montgomer.html

Seattle, Chicago, and Glendale AZ are also higher at 9.5%; with Nashville and Memphis TN both coming in above 9% as well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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Not everyone values affordable housing as much as some on this forum do. Some people prefer quality of life over housing cost.

This is an interesting ranking of top states for business. Indiana unfortunately ranked 40th in quality of life, but ranked 15th for cost of living.

Taken into consideration also are local attractions, the crime rate, health care, as well as air and water quality.

Other categories include technology and innovation, education, cost of business and economy.


http://www.cnbc.com/id/41666600
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