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Gov. Pence Unveils New Job Creation Numbers

Democrats Question "Grandiose" Figures

12/18/2013


Gov. Mike Pence (at podium) (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

Governor Mike Pence says 2013 has been a record breaking economic development year for Indiana.

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The Governor cited numerous figures he says attest to the state's improving economy. He says the state has helped create 21,420 private sector jobs, $2.63 billion in capital investment and job commitments from a record 261 companies. The Governor also announced that new commitments from companies will bring a combined 1013 new jobs over the next few years to Indiana.

Some of those companies are either opening up shop in Indiana or expanding. They include: Ascension Health, Bastian Automation Engineering, Bluebridge Digital, Classic Alumadeck, DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Gruuv Technologies, Perceivant LLC. The Governor made the announcement while surrounded by representatives from the various firms. The Governor says tax incentives for the firms remain performance-based and those that don't meet their job creation goals won't receive tax breaks.

Meantime, in a written statement, Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath questions what he calls, "grandiose job creation numbers" recited by the Governor.  Among other things, Pelath says, "Hoosiers have seen a lot of these slick jobs announcements in recent years. And once the press releases are deleted and the promised jobs never materialize, they notice that the politicians are long gone."

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