Job Creation

State economic development group backs right-to-work

December 9, 2011
J.K. Wall
The agency in charge of attracting business expansions to Indiana unanimously passed a resolution to support a right-to-work law, arguing that the state is automatically eliminated from many economic deals because it lacks such legislation.
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Illinois lawmakers renew efforts to keep CME Group

December 9, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Illinois lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal on a package of bills designed to prevent financial giant CME Group Inc. from fleeing to Indiana or another state.
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City calls off Haverstick, Redcats tax incentives

December 8, 2011
Scott Olson
Two Indianapolis companies that received tax-abatement agreements from the city in 2007 have had the incentives canceled for failing to meet investment and employment goals.
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Carmel also likely competing for CME Group

December 5, 2011
Scott Olson
A letter from Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard to a company that fits the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's description says the Indianapolis suburb is prepared to offer $150 million in incentives in return for 1,700 high-paying jobs.
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East-side Reebok plant flourishes despite NFL contract lossRestricted Content

December 3, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
The Reebok-Adidas plant on Indianapolis' east side, faced with losing an estimated 60 percent of its business when its National Football League contract expires early next year, has done what no one would expect: Add employees.
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Food company closing in Indiana has unpaid bills

December 1, 2011
Associated Press
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.
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After hiking taxes, Illinois now considers easing them

November 30, 2011
Associated Press
Less than a year after raising personal and corporate income taxes, Illinois officials are pushing a $250 million package of tax breaks for several prominent businesses threatening to leave for more tax-friendly states, including Indiana.
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Star parent plans to add 108 jobs at local media units

November 29, 2011
Scott Olson
Gannett Co. said the jobs will be added in central Indiana as part of an expansion of its media-related groups. Meanwhile, the newspaper's union continues to negotiate a new contract with the company.
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State unemployment rate inches up to 9 percent

November 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Indiana's jobless rate rose to 9 percent in October, up from 8.9 percent the previous month, marking the fifth straight month the state's unemployment rate has risen.
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Auto supplier plans to add 100 jobs in Logansport

November 8, 2011
Federal-Mogul Corp. said it will add the jobs next year as part of a $2.7 million expansion to purchase new machinery and equipment for its 170,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and 15,000-square-foot technical center.
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Turkish manufacturer selects Muncie for U.S. headquarters

November 4, 2011
Kermit USA, a manufacturer and distributor of resin-composite roofing systems, plans to add 70 jobs by 2016 as part of a $12.5 million expansion in the Delaware County city.
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Avon security company beefing up work force

October 31, 2011
Nolan Security & Investigations said it plans to add as many as 300 part-time and full-time workers to serve new clients.
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Guitar Center seeks abatement for new call center

October 31, 2011
The company plans to hire 246 employees to staff a call center on the northwest side of Indianapolis after announcing in August that it would close its call center in South Bend and move operations here.
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Unproven entrepreneur promises 1,100 local jobs

October 26, 2011
Cory Schouten
A West Hollywood businessman hopes to build hundreds of trucks outfitted with giant video screens. The product is unproven and so is Bob Yanagihara, the ambitious 50-year-old behind it.
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Furniture manufacturer plans expansion, 120 more jobs

October 4, 2011
Goshen-based Wieland Designs Inc. said it will add the jobs by 2015 as part of a $1 million investment to improve existing facilities and purchase specialized machinery to enhance production.
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Auto parts maker plans to add 100 jobs in Columbus

October 3, 2011
Sunright America Inc., a Japanese manufacturer of automotive fasteners, plans to nearly double its current space in Columbus and add the 100 jobs by 2014.
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Rolls-Royce labor deal lures jobsRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Rolls-Royce Corp.'s Indianapolis plant is preparing to become the global manufacturing site for a large jet-engine component, the banded stator. Rolls-Royce will shift production from an outside supplier, creating 100 jobs.
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Kodak official: Company keeping R&D center in Ohio

September 29, 2011
J.K. Wall
Eastman Kodak Co. reportedly looked at relocating a 500-person research-and-development center to Indiana, but will instead stay put in Ohio, according to a company official.
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IBM adds 175 jobs at Delaware County call center

September 26, 2011
The new employees are located at the company's Heartland Business Center in Daleville, where IBM already has about 500 employees.
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Steering parts manufacturer plans local expansion

September 23, 2011
Bishop Steering Technology Inc., an Indianapolis company specializing in designing rack-and-pinion steering gear, plans to expand, creating 25 additional jobs by 2014, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said Friday.
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Japanese auto parts maker adding 50 jobs in Franklin

September 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
KYB Manufacturing North America Inc. expects to invest $6.4 million to add warehouse and distribution facilities to its existing 51-acre campus in Johnson County.
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Auto parts manufacturer to open plant in Steuben County

September 21, 2011
Michigan-based CTA Acoustics Inc. plans to add 140 jobs by 2014 as part of a $9 million plan to open a plant in the town of Orland in northeastern Indiana.
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Cities now can offer companies cash for local hires

September 20, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
For the first time, cities and counties in Indiana can use local income-tax revenue to offer companies cash rebates for new jobs that go to local workers.
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Education not-for-profit moving to city, plans to add 44 jobs

September 16, 2011
Project Lead the Way Inc., a New York-based provider of education curricular programs for middle and high schools, will move its headquarters to Indianapolis and plans to add 44 jobs by 2014.
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Wind-turbine company moving into Evansville plant

September 13, 2011
Associated Press
A company that makes wind-turbine blades says it will start its first U.S. facility at a former refrigerator plant in Evansville that Whirlpool Corp. closed last year. The business said it could employ up to 400 workers in the area by 2014.
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