Governor Pence Applauds Amazon’s Decision to Add 2,000 Jobs to Indiana

Indianapolis – Today, Governor Pence released the following statement applauding Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to add 2,000 jobs in Indiana.

 

“Because of Indiana’s low-cost, low-regulation business environment, Amazon is choosing to locate 2,000 of its new jobs right here in the Hoosier state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is positioned logistically to help Amazon better serve its customers with efficiency. It’s great to see that Amazon, a very strong global company that already employs more than 7,000 Hoosiers, has recognized Indiana as a state that works and a place where it can continue to expand and employ thousands of Hoosiers.”

 

Amazon currently has a presence in Indianapolis, Whitestown, Plainfield and Jeffersonville and employs more than 7,000 Hoosiers. Today, Amazon announced 10,000 new jobs nationwide. 2,000, or 20% of those, will be in Indiana. 1,300 will be in the Greater Indianapolis region and 700 will be in Southern Indiana.

Since 2007, Amazon.com Inc. has announced three expansions in Indiana (with IEDC incentives) totaling more than 2,600 new Hoosier jobs.

  • In March 2012, Amazon announced plans to locate a new fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, creating up to 1,050 new jobs by 2015 and approximately $150 million in investment in the state.
  • In March 2008, Amazon announced plans to open a new 60,000+ square foot automated fulfillment center in Whitestown, creating more than 1,200 new jobs by 2010.
  • In August 2008, Amazon announced plans to open a new 950,000-square-foot distribution center in Plainfield, creating more than 350 new jobs by 2011.

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