Indiana continues to go after Illinois businesses, but can the Hoosier state's budget surplus and low taxes seal the deal? So far, the evidence supports economists who say those things don't matter as much as other factors. But Crain's reports on a growing sense that if the fiscal differences become wide enough, they can eventually become a powerful force.
"The Illinois-Indiana fiscal contrast is not just a big issue; ' It's huge — absolutely enormous because it literally is night and day.'" -- Victor Smith, Indiana commerce secretary