The mayor also told IBJ that the city is “prepared to look at anything and everything” that would help it secure Amazon’s planned second U.S. headquarters—as long as any action is fiscally prudent.
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.
Seattle-based Amazon solicited proposals in September for its second corporate seat, a project that’s expected to cost more than $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs.
Direct Connect Logistix has left the Stutz building for more space in the Cosmopolitan on the Canal building as part of its plan to add as many as 90 workers by the end of 2020.
An Indy Chamber spokesman said Wednesday morning that the bid “has been sent as of last night to arrive ahead of the Oct. 19 deadline.”
The long-struggling city of Gary in northwest Indiana is hoping to stand out in Amazon's search for a second headquarters site. Meanwhile, Indianapolis-area leaders are also making a pitch, but aren’t talking about what they’ll be touting.
The company, which sells software for on-site audio marketing, intends to spend $3.7 million to triple its office footprint in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District.
The Indiana Manufacturers Association is also hoping the state will allow local governments to offer relocation tax incentives to build upon any that the state offers.
The Carmel-based vehicle reseller announced Tuesday that it intends to develop a new corporate campus that includes a 250,000-square-foot headquarters that provides room for 400 additional employees.
Amazon’s announcement last week that its future second headquarters will create 50,000 new jobs with an average annual compensation of $100,000 have cities across the country clamoring to submit bids. But there’s a short timetable, with proposals due Oct. 19.
State economic development officials won’t comment on whether they plan to submit a proposal for the $5 billion development, but a local site-selection expert said pursuing Amazon is “too good of an opportunity” for the state to pass up.
Service Plus plans to spend about $1.5 million on the move, which is expected to help the company double its workforce.
Krone North America Inc. has canceled plans to move its headquarters from Tennessee to Shelby County, where it had been planning to hire 101 people.
Dawes Fretzin Dermatology Group LLC has received preliminary approval for tax breaks from the city of Indianapolis to help it pay for a 30,000-square-foot free-standing facility near the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Castleton.
Indiana already has a burgeoning aerospace industry with players such as Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, and Raytheon Co., but economic development officials say further growth is possible.
The company, now headquartered in Castleton, plans to build an 80,000-square-foot office building on USA Parkway, to the north of 106th Street, along the busy Interstate 69 corridor, it announced Tuesday afternoon.
The company, which develops student-engagement applications for universities, more than doubled its office space this month by moving operations across Monument Circle, from Circle Tower into the Lacy Building.
Founded in 2009, Spot Freight Inc. has been one of the area’s fastest-growing companies over the past several years.
The $22 million facility will open next year and will employ up to 100 people, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says.