State Reports Record-Breaking Start to 2014 Economic Development Efforts

At the midway point in the year, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced it has worked with 173 companies that have made decisions to expand or establish new business operations in Indiana for a total of more than 17,040 projected new jobs. This compares to 150 decisions by companies to locate a projected 11,715 new jobs in the state at this time last year and more than any other year on record at the midpoint.

Lowe’s Selects Indiana for New Customer Support Center

Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) today to announce the company’s plans to locate a Customer Support Center here, creating up to 1,000 new jobs by 2016.

The Mooresville, North Carolina-based company and world’s second largest home improvement retailer plans to invest $20.5 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 140,000 square-foot office facility at Intech Park 12, 6620 Network Way on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The new Customer Support Center will support stores and internet sales, delivery services and repair services for Lowe’s customers across the United States.

California-Based Tech Firm Adds Jobs in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Systems in Motion, LLC, an enterprise technology consulting firm, today to announce the company’s plans to expand its operations in Kokomo and Carmel, creating up to 400 new high-wage jobs by 2017.

The Newark, California-based company, which acquired Indiana-based Zuna Infotech earlier this year, will invest $5.4 million to lease, renovate and equip its Indiana delivery centers. This includes leasing up to 25,000 additional square feet of office space in the Firestone Building in downtown Kokomo and growing its current Carmel office by approximately 15,000 square feet. The expansions, which are expected to be complete by December 2016, will allow the company to expand its service capabilities across the Midwest.

Notre Dame to Open Jet Engine Research Facility

The University of Notre Dame announced plans today to establish a turbomachinery research facility here, creating up to 60 new jobs by 2018.

The university, in partnership with General Electric, will invest $25.2 million to establish the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility located in South Bend’s Ignition Park. The 43,000 square-foot facility, of which Notre Dame will occupy 25,000 square-feet, is expected to be complete in March of next year.

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