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#1 Best state in Midwest for doing business, Chief Executive, 2017
#1 Best state government administration in the nation, IEDC
#1 Government efficiency in U.s., U.S. News
#1 Number of pass-through highways, IEDC
#1 Total state share of manufacturing employment, IEDC
#1 Best State Tax Climate in Midwest, Tax Foundation
#2 Best state for cost of doing business, CNBC America
#3 Best State Infrastructure, CNBC
#4 Best Regulatory Environment, Forbes Best States for Business & Careers
#4 Property Tax Index Rank, The Tax Foundation
#5 Best state in U.S. to do business, Chief Executive, 2017
#6 Best economic outlook, ALEC 2016
#8 Overall best business tax climate, Tax Foundation
Most manufacturing-intensive state in the U.S. with 30% of Hoosiers employed in manufacturing.
Home to the 2nd largest global FedEx air hub.
#1 Best college/university in Indiana & the Midwest, Forbes 2016
#2 U.S. undergraduate business programs-Mendoza, Bloomberg 2016
#5 100 most beautiful college campuses in the U.S., The Best Colleges 2015
#8 Best research universities in U.S., Forbes 2015
#12 Best private college in the U.S., Forbes 2015
#13 Overall best college in the U.S., Forbes 2015
#18 National university ranking, U.S. News & World Report
#10 Best undergraduate business programs, Mendoza College of Business, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
#22 Best private colleges in America, Business Insider 2015
#23 Best business school, Forbes 2015
#6 of 367 colleges in the Midwest for Best Bang for the Buck Colleges, Washington Monthly 2016
#48 of 634 national colleges and universities for Top Master’s Universities, Washington Monthly 2016
South Bend is one of techie.com’s “top 10 unexpected cities for high-tech innovation,” Innovia Consulting.
South Bend is the first city in the world to run its water systems in the cloud, according to IBM.
South Bend is among 10 worldwide cities “reinventing themselves through technology,” Smart+Connected Communities Institute.
Granger is the #3 best city for young families in Indiana, nerdwallet.com, 2015.