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Economists say this shows Indiana is recovering from the pandemic recession better than other states, particularly in manufacturing.
“Either way, and again, I think these two announcements are really great for the state of Indiana,” said Andrew Butters, assistant professor of business and public policy at IU Kelley School of Business.
Apple opens a million square feet distribution center in Hendricks County operated by XPO Logistics. The goal is to fill 500 positions that are expected to be paid at least $ 40,000 per year. Indiana gives the tech giant a huge incentive to achieve that goal by 2024.
“We offered $ 5 million for our performance-based tax credit, known as an edge-based tax credit,” said Jim Staton, senior VP, chief business development officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).
If Apple falls short, it doesn’t get the full incentive. Staton wants these two companies to benefit Hoosiers.
“We want to get Hoosiers up and running, we want to create opportunities, we want to help companies create opportunities for Hoosiers to get jobs and careers,” said Staton.
Toyota announced a $ 803 million investment that is expected to create 1,400 new jobs at its Princeton, Indiana facility by 2025. IEDC offered them more than $ 7 million in tax credit like Apple did, but that doesn’t stop there.
“We also offered them $ 1 million from our Skills Improvement Fund, which is an apprenticeship scholarship that reimburses approximately 50% of the company’s training costs, ”said Staton.
Another plus at Toyota, according to the IEDC, is the new vehicle line, which shows that Indiana is making progress and investing in the future of the automotive industry. Both are high-skilled, high-wage jobs that will move the Hoosier State forward.
“These are going to be jobs that require logistics and sales. This is going to be a nice piece of the puzzle for Indiana,” said Butters.
Northeast Indiana Weaver Popcorn has just announced that it will be hiring 100 highly skilled and experienced machine operators and technicians over the next 90 days. They offer a signing bonus and pay between $ 22 and $ 29 an hour.
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