Wal-Mart to bring 300 jobs to Indiana with new center

PLAINFIELD, Ind. - Wal-Mart has chosen Plainfield, Ind., as the location for its new e-commerce fulfillment center, bringing possibly more than 300 jobs and a 1.2-million square-foot facility.

Wal-Mart announced Thursday its plans to locate the center in Indiana, creating up to 303 new jobs by 2016, officials said.

The new facility will let Wal-Mart process and ship orders for its fast-growing online operation. Officials said it should be up and running in early 2015 at the AllPoints Midwest distribution park in Plainfield.

Gov. Mike Pence said Indiana is skyrocketing to the top of the heap when it comes to businesses choosing the state for new facilities.

"Wal-Mart would be hard-pressed to find a stronger business climate and commitment to lower taxes and less regulation than the environment offered in the Hoosier State," Pence said.

Wal-Mart said the hiring process for the new facility's open positions will begin sometime in October.

Officials said the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Wal-Mart nearly $3 million in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The credits, which are performance-based, will not be applied until Walmart keeps up its end of the hiring bargain.

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