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.
An Indianapolis City-County Council member has signed onto a pact with two other council members from the cities of New York and Austin, Texas, to oppose the "tax-break bidding war that Amazon has begun" in pursuit of its second headquarters.
Its $1.5 million investment is expected to help B2S Life Sciences more than double its staff and grow its client base, which includes contract research groups, pharmaceutical firms and biotech startups.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said lawmakers could move an incentives bill "expeditiously” to attract Amazon's proposed second headquarters, if necessary, but he wouldn't be in favor of doing what Wisconsin did to lure Foxconn.