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Hiring Hoosiers: Businesses committed to creating more than 31,000 Indiana jobs in 2020

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 14:12:01-05

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 280 commitments from companies helped make 2020 another record-breaking year for economic development in Indiana.

These plans from companies to locate or grow in the state mean they plan to invest more than $5.6 billion in their operations in the state and create up to 31,300 new jobs with average wages of $28.13 an hour, according to a press release from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Those average wages are above the country's average and 22% higher than the state's average of $23.01 an hour.

“Despite being an incredibly challenging year for Hoosier businesses in many different ways, I’m extremely encouraged and inspired by the perseverance of our business community," Gov. Eric Holcomb said in the press release. "Achieving another record-breaking year for economic development in 2020 shows us that Indiana is on the right track and that better times are ahead for Hoosiers, with more than 31,000 new career opportunities over the next few years.”

You can learn more about the companies and their commitments from IEDC below.

Largest growth commitments

New to Indiana
Working with local communities, IEDC was able to get 78 commitments from businesses to start new operations in the state.

Foreign investments
36 foreign-owned businesses made commitments to locate or grow in the state.

Aerospace and defense
27 commitments plan to invest a total of more than $612.7 million and create 4,046 jobs

Life sciences
36 commitments to invest a total of more than $890 million and create 5,447 jobs

Manufacturing
145 commitments to invest a total of $3.75 billion and create 17,792 jobs
Aluminum Insights (Elkhart County)
Barletta Boat Company (Elkhart County)
Do It Best Corp. (Allen County)
Forest River (DeKalb and LaGrange counties)
General RV Center (Elkhart County)
Indiana Face Mask (Jasper County)
Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Clark County)
Premium Rock (Elkhart County)
Thor Industries (Elkhart County)
TrueCore (DeKalb County)
West Fork Whiskey Co(Hamilton County)

Technology
47 commitments to create 3,779 jobs

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