Mike Pence says he'd also review all existing business regulation if he's named the state's next governor.
The award is given annually by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
The day has expanded to include more than 100,000 young entrepreneurs.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says eliminating the tax would attract businesses to the state.
Governor Daniels made a stop Thursday in Martinsville to visit a sock factory that is back up and running.
An Indiana expert says the Hoosier State is not alone in lacking skills needed for some jobs.
Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
Restaurant owners say the exemption plays favorites and could push customers away from businesses that are not exempt.
The new rules would make permits more expensive and fine renters who leave signs up for more than 30 days.
The housing market and auto sales showed substantial growth last month.