Pence announces more than 700 jobs coming to central Ind.

Hat World will add 758 jobs by 2025

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence announced Friday morning that hundreds of jobs will be coming to central Indiana.

Pence announced that sports apparel retailer Hat World Inc. will expand their headquarters and distribution operations in central Indiana.

Pence said the expansion will add 758 new jobs by 2025, and 300 of those positions will be filled by late 2015 or early 2016.

"The Hoosier state led the nation in job creation in November... our strength is our people," Pence tweeted after the announcement.

The company plans to invest more than $21 million to build the new headquarters in Zionsville and add more warehouse space in Indianapolis.

The company was founded in Lafayette in 1995 and is now owned by Tennessee-based Genesco. Hat World has more than 1,000 retail stores around the country under the Lids brand name.

Watch RTV6 and refresh this page for updates.

Print this article Back to Top