As the country continues to battle through difficult economic conditions, Indiana has the opportunity to make our state more attractive to potential relocation and expansion prospects by becoming a right-to-work (RTW) state. Numerous site selection consultants have testified that Indiana misses out on competing for at least one-third of all company relocation opportunities because it is a non-RTW state. To create more jobs and expand our economy, our lawmakers must enact legislation in the 2012 Indiana General Assembly to make Indiana a RTW state.
An Indiana Chamber study, published in January 2011, titled, “Right-to-Work and Indiana’s Economic Future,” examined results from various RTW and non-RTW states and found the following:
RTW states create more jobs than non-RTW states
– Growth in Jobs (1977-2008): Indiana, 42.8%; Non-RTW states, 56.5%; U.S., 71%; RTW States, 100%
– From 2000-2009, more than 4.9 million Americans moved from non-RTW states to RTW states
RTW states have faster growth in per capita income than non-RTW states
– Growth in Real Per Capita Income (1977-2008): Indiana, 37.2%; Non-RTW states 52.8%; U.S. 54.7%; RTW States, 62.3%
For more statistics from around the country, view this summary we’ve developed.
Now is the time to make Indiana a right-to-work state, but we can’t do it alone. To pass critical economic development legislation, it takes clout, resources and a strong, influential membership base. We need your membership support today. Membership is the driving force behind our ability to advance our pro-jobs, pro-economy agenda. Contact Tim Brewer at [email protected] to become a member and to help grow our right-to-work coalition. Membership is 89% tax deductible.