Local dignitaries and regional clients were expected to be on hand as India-based tech giant Infosys kicked-off construction of its $245 million educational campus. The first phase is scheduled to be done by the end of 2020.
The airport will sell 132 acres to the city of Indianapolis in phases over the next several years. In turn, the city will sell the property to Infosys for pennies so it can create a $245 million training campus.
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.
Tech leaders, including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, think Indianapolis would be a great location for Amazon's second headquarters. And, like other cities in the running, it has some strengths and weaknesses.