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competitive tax structure and the
low costs for industrial electricity.
Indiana also features infrastructure
and logistics characteristics that are
essential for a state in the American
heartland – outstanding interstate
highway access, three international
airports, a strong rail system, and
three marine ports on Lake Michi-
gan and the Ohio River.
Indiana and its businesses are
also putting more and more empha-
sis on energy efficiency, and
the state boasts a fast-growing
wind industry. As a matter of
fact, Indianapolis International
Airport is one of the world's most
environmentally friendly. Over
90% of the materials used for its
construction came from within a
500 miles-radius.
But the Great Lakes State also
convinces with its scenic landscape,
featuring 24 state parks, nine
man-made reservoirs, and hundreds
of lakes. Numerous outdoor activi-
ties, fairs, and festivals invite
visitors to exploit the diverse
opportunities offered by the differ-
ent regions within the state – the
Great Lakes Plain in the north, the
Tipton Till Plain in the center, and
the Southern Hills and Lowlands
region in the south.
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