INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s workforce pipeline is leaky and in need of repair, according to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. While businesses have a comfortable tax and regulatory environment, the state’s poor educational attainment and lack of amenities hinders efforts to attract and retain businesses or employees.

“Yes, business climate is important and we’re fortunate to be among the top states in that regard,” said Jason Bearce, the chamber’s vice president of education and workforce development, in a Tuesday press conference. “At one time, (that would) have been sufficient to attract that outside private sector investment but today — it’s a must-have, but it’s not sufficient in and of itself.”