Indiana companies unveil 2,550 new jobs

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2012) - Governor Mitch Daniels and executives from nine companies announced today new investments in Indiana expected to create a combined 2,552 new jobs over the next few years.

Today's news comes amidst the state's record breaking year of economic development results. This year, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation has already worked with 251 companies that have made decisions to expand or establish operations in Indiana, outpacing the 219 decisions by companies announced at year-end last year and every other year on record. The 251 companies anticipate investing $6.57 billion in their Indiana operations and creating 27,858 new jobs in the coming years.

"We've added jobs at nearly twice the national average for the past three years, but we have seen a significant surge of new interest in the past several months. The best holiday gifts the state could receive are these jobs but today's bundle is not the last for this year. Stand by for more," said Daniels.

According to the U.S. Labor Department, Indiana ranked second in the country for private sector jobs added over the past month and is fifth for job growth over the past year. Since the low point of employment in July 2009, Indiana's private sector jobs growth (6.6 percent) has nearly doubled the nation (3.8 percent).

The companies are Angie's List, Elkhart-based Atwood Mobile Products, BidPal, Inc., Brunswick Fort Wayne Operations, Café Valley, Inc., ExactTarget, Inventure Foods, Mitsubishi Engine North America, and Moorehead Communications, Inc.

"Angie's List is excited to continue to expand its operations in the state of Indiana. While we have not made a final decision on a site for our growth, all of the Central Indiana locations we are considering benefit from the competitive state tax and business climate that continues to make Indiana a great place to grow our business," said Angie Hicks, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Angie's List.

"Atwood has seen tremendous growth the last few years, particularly in our recreational vehicle and specialty vehicle markets. The state of Indiana has been very supportive of Atwood's plans and we look forward to expanding our business in a state that has shown in recent years it is serious about attracting and keeping top notch businesses," said Tim Stephens, president of Atwood Mobile Products.

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