Like other states, Indiana has benefited from the improving national economic climate. However, that improvement isn’t finding its way into Hoosier pocketbooks. Indiana doesn’t need simply more jobs—we need better-paying jobs that enable workers—both men and women—to support their families. Attracting such jobs requires a well-educated workforce, so support for public education from pre-K to college is crucial. It means ending the gender pay gap: for every dollar a Hoosier man earns, a Hoosier woman earns 76 cents, a wider gap than the national average. Indiana also needs economic development strategies that recognize the importance of quality of place and diversity to compete for today’s young workers. And to ensure that working people earn sustainable wages, we must raise the minimum wage.