Electricity provider Hoosier Energy is starting construction on a new $27 million headquarters building in Bloomington.
State and local officials joined company executives in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the site near Indiana 37 on the city's southwest side.
The Herald-Times reports that Hoosier Energy plans to have about 115 employees working at the new headquarters when it opens last next year. Those employees will come from two current offices in Bloomington that will be consolidated with construction of the new building.
Hoosier Energy provides electricity for 18 electrical cooperatives with some 300,000 customers in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.