During their visit to Indianapolis on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and the U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta were quick to highlight the Trump administration's economic agenda—including tax cuts and reductions in red tape—as key reasons for Infosys Ltd.'s decision to invest in the United States.
The economic development deal marks the largest jobs commitment the Indiana Economic Development Corp. has received since the agency was established in 2005. But it's not the largest incentive package the state has offered.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and state economic development officials have been pushing Infosys in a series of meetings to make Indianapolis a major training campus for the thousands of employees it plans to hire across the country.
Real-world opportunities can range from colleges funding internship and experiential learning programs to businesses giving young professionals room to flex their muscles and earn their wings, according to experts in Indiana workforce issues.
Indianapolis officials have triggered a wide-scale review of the need for big municipal buildings downtown. Real estate executives are intrigued by the 28-story City-County Building's potential for private redevelopment.
In his annual state of the city address Monday night, Mayor Joe Hogsett will announce plans to beef up the city's street maintenance crew by dozens of workers and to use a program that leverages private investment to pay for 15 infrastructure projects.