[R75] The BLT: Over 1,000 new jobs headed to SW Indiana (1/13/2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Start Date: 1/13/2012
End Date: 1/13/2012


For several years now, the number one issue for the people of Southwest Indiana has been jobs. It is one of my top priorities to work with local government officials to bring more jobs to our communities.  Recently there have been many companies that have announced their expansion of operations to employ hundreds of citizens in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Gibson counties.

SS&C Technologies, a software company specializing in financial services, is hiring 500 new employees and investing $3.98 million in Evansville. As a testament to the strength of our local workforce, SS&C Chairman and CEO Bill Stone said, “We selected the state of Indiana and the city of Evansville based on several criteria, including the strong partnerships we have forged with the state and city, and the talent and skills available.”

Meanwhile, from a new 45,000 square foot manufacturing plant, Global Blade Technology (GBT) will develop 100 meter long windmill blades for alternative energy sources.  GBT will add 400 new positions and pump nearly
$40 million into the local economy.

Newburgh will benefit from 160 new jobs provided by the Leo Brown Group, which operates senior living centers and other medical facilities across Indiana.  In addition, 61 positions and over $5 million are headed to Boonville from auto parts manufacturer A-FAB, LLC, and 42 tooling positions will be opening at North American Lighting, Inc. just north of Elberfeld.

These businesses and others are bringing a total of more than 1,370 jobs to southwest Indiana. In cooperation with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, state agencies, and local officials, I’m working to ensure that this stream of employment to our area continues to grow.

While I’m thrilled with the progress we’ve made, more job-creating proposals are on the horizon and my top priority is making southwest Indiana the go-to destination for businesses.

I’m always eager to hear your thoughts on the issues facing Hoosiers.  I encourage you to contact me by phone at 1-800-382-9841 or by email at h75@in.gov.  Thank you for your support and be safe in this winter weather. 


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