Outside organizations donated nearly $3 million to a state economic development agency’s not-for-profit arm over the last three years—but who the donors are, and how the agency spends their contributions are largely unknown.
Brad Chambers said he believes a “reevaluation of what the marketplace is doing” by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. will be a good thing—and a natural move for any agency or company when it changes leadership.
The company, which stands to receive more than $6 million in state and local incentives, said it could expand its investment in central Indiana to $490 million and its hiring plans to 425 by 2025.
Jim Staton, senior vice president and chief business development officer for the IEDC, will fill in until a full-time replacement is found for Jim Schellinger, who stepped down suddenly last week after 5-1/2 years in the role.
At Eskenazi Health, Tedd Grain, who had been at LISC since 2009, will be tackling food access issues, economic mobility and other social factors that affect local residents’ health status.
The state’s lead economic development agency announced Thursday that it secured 282 business relocation or expansion deals in 2020 that are expected to result as many as 31,300 new jobs.
The building, which formerly served as the post exchange for soldiers stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, was offered for sale by the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority this week. Also this week: Tru by Hilton, Culver’s and more.
Indy Chamber executive Ian Nicolini has moved into the organization’s long-vacant role of chief operating officer, and Portia Bailey-Bernard has taken over Nicolini’s former position as the chamber’s economic development leader.
Gordon Food Service plans to hire and train more than 200 workers for the distribution center at hourly wages of $20 to $25 an hour before the facility opens in late 2021. Longer term, employment at the facility is expected to be much greater.
Sitel Group, one of the world’s largest call-center management companies, said it plans to spend $4 million to open a Midwest customer service hub in Fishers.
The fastest-growing company in the Indianapolis area is making plans for more growth throughout the state.
The Louisville-based company expects to invest more than $52 million to launch its Indiana operations at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville.
Officials said the new project, combined with the Vehicle Environmental Test, or VET, facility announced earlier this year, would create more than 300 jobs altogether at Allison.
Officials announced Friday that Indiana Wheel Corp. plans to spend nearly $23 million to purchase, renovate and equip the facility, where it will hire up to 117 workers.
A local food distribution company that plans to move its operations to Whitestown next year will have to pay off $98,406 in tax breaks, the Metropolitan Development Commission ruled this week.
A software-as-a-service firm founded last year under the wing of Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha announced Tuesday that it plans to spend $1.4 million to establish a downtown headquarters.
Genesys, which acquired Interactive Intelligence in 2016 and made extensive job cuts following the purchase, is working on the city to update its tax-incentive agreement after failing to comply with previous requirements.
A company that designs and makes cutting and grinding products and custom tools is moving forward on an expansion that includes adding more jobs in northeastern Indiana.
Saab said the facility will be used to manufacture a significant portion of the T-X advanced pilot training aircraft, which will help train future U.S. Air Force pilots for generations.