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By State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem)

Recent economic reports show that Indiana’s economy continues to grow stronger. The state’s labor force participation is at its highest level since 2009, and private sector employment levels hover at an all-time high.

These reports confirm what Hoosiers know to be true: Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

There have been numerous announcements of companies expanding or relocating to Indiana to provide Hoosiers with even more job opportunities in recent months.

Indiana’s business-friendly climate is improving the lives of Hoosiers, and these announcements are a reflection of how the policies we have adopted are moving our state’s economy in the right direction.

Below you will find a handful of notable job announcements in Indiana since May 1:

  • In Princeton, up to 160 new jobs will be created with Toyota Boshoku Indiana’s plans to expand its production operations.
  • In Richmond, up to 165 new jobs will be created with Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ plans to establish a new manufacturing facility for its wholly-owned subsidiary Heartland Pet Food.
  • In Indianapolis, up to 800 new jobs will be created by 2021 with Salesforce’s plans to significantly expand operations in the city, investing more than $40 million over the next 10 years.
  • In Indianapolis, up to 140 new jobs will be created by 2019 following Torchlite’s plans to expand its operations.
  • In Fort Wayne, up to 64 new jobs will be created by the end of 2019 following Transpoint Intermodal LLC’s groundbreaking on a new $13.5 million cargo transfer facility.

Attracting businesses to Indiana does not happen overnight. For the past several years, the Indiana General Assembly has been working tirelessly to boost Indiana’s business climate by passing measures to lower taxes, cut red tape and encourage competition.

As your state senator, I will continue to advocate for policies that grow our economy and positively impact Hoosier families.

As always, feel free to contact my office with your questions or concerns by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-382-9467.