New statistics released by the U.S. Department of Commerce suggest a very different story about Indiana's economic health than what you're hearing from the Governor Pence administration.
The statistics show Indiana's economy grew just four-tenths of a percent last year. That's one-third the rate of Illinois' growth and slower than the economies of 43 other states, according to the Department of Commerce.
Data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and reported in the Times of Northwest Indiana show that despite claims by Governor Pence that Indiana's economy is booming, growth in the state's 2014 gross domestic product lagged the rest of the nation. Indiana's 0.4 percent GDP growth was beat by Illinois at 1.2 percent, Michigan at 1.9 percent, Ohio at 2.1 percent and Kentucky both at 1 percent.