Governor Mike Pence and Mayor Greg Ballard joined executives from Lowe’s Home Improvements to announce plans to bring about a thousand jobs here by 2016.
Lowe’s will establish a new call center at INTECH park on the city’s northwest side that will open in February of next year. Lowe’s, which is based in North Carolina, is taking over a vacant building and will spend $20 million to make it fit the company’s needs.
It chose Indianapolis in a search that began more than two years ago.
“We started years ago looking at 900 different sites,” said Lowe’s Vice President Don Easterling, “and we’ve only opened two corporate footprints from those 900 sites. One in Albuquerque and now one here in Indianapolis.”
The state is offering tax credits of up to $5.5 million to make the deal possible.