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Food company closing in Indiana has unpaid bills

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An organic food company that is closing its eastern Indiana preparation center was offered up to $3.5 million in state tax credits to open its plant, but it owes more than $31,000 in property taxes and sewer bills.

The closing of Really Cool Foods near Cambridge City is putting 131 employees out of work, far short of 1,000 workers the company said it planned to hire when it moved from New York to Indiana in 2008.

Indiana commerce agency spokeswoman Katelyn Hancock told The Palladium-Item of Richmond that it can't disclose how much state-incentive money the company received.

Gov. Mitch Daniels touted the company when it picked the Indiana site. He told WTHR-TV that its prepackaged organic food became a luxury item for consumers but that he's glad Indiana had its jobs for four years.

Company officials didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on the unpaid bills.

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  • 3.5 million for 131 jobs?? and Mitch as good ?

    Mitch thinks it is good to give a company (he is always for GIVING to companies) 3.5 million tax payer dollars (not much corporate tax dollars has business seems to be above taxes and getting Mitch's corp tax cut and property tax cuts) to hire only 131 people, and I wonder if the 131 were Hoosiers or these were jobs that Mitch claims "Hoosers don't want"...(low cost Mexicans).

    I hope voters start looking at what a person does and not what they say. Mitch is great with saying good things while doing nothing good for Hoosier working class.

    Perhaps this is another business that failed because Mitch has not completely destroyed middle class union jobs....yet.

    Dupree

    Dupree

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