Business: Social legislation may be killing Indiana jobs
Indiana businesses are becoming increasingly alarmed that the state's flurry of so-called "social legislation" may be damaging its business-friendly reputation and holding back job growth.
said Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar.Jobs gained or lost from June 2010 through Oct. 2011:Indiana: 7,700 jobs lost/ 0.28 percent decrease
"We are starting to look at the incumbent legislators and candidates," Brinegar said. "Are they focused on jobs and the economy or are they more focused on social issues?"
Illinois: 69,900 jobs gained/ 1.24 percent increase
Michigan: 58,000 jobs gained/ 1.50 percent increase
Ohio: 75,700 jobs gained/ 1.50 percent increase
Kentucky: 25,200 jobs gained/ 1.42 percent increase
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticshttp://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/business-social-legislation-may-be-killing-indiana-jobs/article_50de74dd-f22a-59be-b65e-52f5623988fc.html#ixzz1h54l5FIu