2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Summary

The 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics reports, produced by the Center for Business and Economic Indiana Research at Ball State University (CBER) and Conexus Indiana, were released earlier this year.  This included a national report, an Indiana report and a companion study, Industry Volatility and Growth. The reports look at specific measurements such as manufacturing industry health, logistics industry health, human capital, worker benefit costs, tax climate, expected fiscal liability gap, global reach, sector diversification, and productivity and innovation. The nine categories measured for the annual report are key components that manufacturing and logistics companies consider when they look to expand or relocate their operations.

Once again, Indiana has placed highest among the nation in four important categories: manufacturing health, logistics health, tax climate, and global reach. Indiana also saw year-over-year improvement in worker benefit costs and expected fiscal liability gap. The only category that Indiana saw a downgrade was in productivity and innovation, which shifted slightly from a “B+” to a “B”. The results of this report indicate that Indiana continues to be one of the nation’s elite in the manufacturing and logistics industries. The complete Indiana, national and companion reports can be found online at http://conexus.cberdata.org/.

If you would like additional information or to discuss the topics mentioned, please contact Marie Jett, CPA at 317-260-4472 or mjett@greenwaltcpas.com.