Indiana Economic Development Corporation

IEDC updates lawmakers on 2012 plans

Aug 21, 2012

Indiana’s secretary of commerce says the state is on course to help create 25,000 new jobs this year.

Dan Hasler told members of a study committee on economic development 14,500 already have been created.

But he admits meeting the goal won’t be easy and will require an intense marketing effort.

"It's a numbers game. The best way to double our jobs and careers in Indiana, is to double our opportunities to compete for business. They can't find us unless we are bright, bold and somewhat brash. That's what good branding is."

Chinese delegation to visit IN, Lafayette area

Jul 23, 2012

Indiana will host a delegation of Chinese officials from the country’s ministry of commerce. The group will make stops in Indianapolis, Columbus, French Lick and the Lafayette area.

Purdue and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation are sponsoring the trip. Mark Van Fleet is the university’s executive director of global business engagement. He says Chinese executives often ask the officials making the trip to recommend good places for them to set up shop in the United States.

Purdue key in attracting business to IN

May 14, 2012

Six of the top 100 reasons for businesses to move to Indiana involve Purdue.

That’s according to a new report by The Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

The study found the university’s business school, its preparation of students for the workforce, international population, and supercomputer as attractive resources for companies considering locating in the state.

Katelyn Hancock with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation says the final list came from hundreds of suggestions.

Amazon.com's new facility to bring jobs and money

Mar 28, 2012

An online retailer is adding business and jobs to Indiana.

Amazon.com announced it will open its fifth distribution plant in the Hoosier state.

The facility will be located in Jeffersonville and is expected to open this fall.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation spokeswoman Katelyn Hancock says Amazon’s decision enhances the state’s reputation as an attractive place for business.

The state is providing Amazon $2-million in performance based incentives.

 

By Gretchen Frazee, Indiana Public Media

Columbus-based Cummins Incorporated and Indianapolis-based Angie’s List are two of 219 companies that have promised to create more jobs in Indiana. That’s according to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). But the number of job commitments is actually down from last year. IEDC officials say the companies have committed to create more than 19,000 new jobs over the next five years. That number is actually four thousand lower than last year, but spokesperson Katelyn Hancock says it’s still good news.

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