IEDC Reports Largest Increase in Job Commitments Ever

More than 250 companies from across the country and around the world that will create more than 27,600 new jobs secured job commitments with the Indiana Economic Development Commission in 2012, which is an increase greater than any other year on record.

Indiana welcomed commitments from companies like Amazon, Toyota, Magnetation, Angie’s List, Sugar Creek Packing, Supreme Industries and Sweetwater Sound in 2012. This amounts to $6.41 billion in capital investment in 2012. The new positions that will be offered over the next five years, pay an expected average hourly wage of $21.88 which is above the state’s current hourly wage of $19.74.

Since Governor Mitch Daniels established the IEDC in early 2005, the agency has worked with 1,474 companies to locate or expand their operations in the state.