INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis and Fishers city officials announced a partnership Monday in hopes of attracting Amazon’s second headquarters to central Indiana.
Mayor Joe Hogsett of Indianapolis and Mayor Scott Fadness of Fishers said they plan to build a team of local tech, business, and community leaders to develop a proposal that highlights the area’s assets and complements.
Amazon currently employs 9,000 people in five statewide centers in Indiana.
“This is an incredible opportunity for central Indiana to come together to highlight our region’s incredible assets and share with national stakeholders what makes Indianapolis a growing hub for technology,” said Hogsett. “In the coming days, we will convene the best minds from our local tech sector, as well as key business and community leaders, to build on Amazon’s already strong presence in central Indiana and share the unique story of what Indianapolis has to offer with the world.”
They also plan to highlight central Indiana’s workforce and talent.
Officials from the Boone County Economic Development Corporation released a statement:
“We look forward to working with our partners in the Indy region to leverage the best our area has to offer in an effort to attract Amazon to locate their headquarters here. Amazon is no stranger to Boone County. In fact, Whitestown, Indiana’s fastest growing community for six straight years, is home to an Amazon fulfillment center. We are confident in our ability to compete with any region across the country based on our business-friendly environment, talented workforce and quality of life.”
Amazon officials said its second headquarters would bring 50,000 new jobs with an average compensation exceeding $100,000 per year.