Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins’ decision to locate a $35 million digital and IT hub in Greenwood is expected to bring more than 500 jobs, with average annual salaries in excess of $100,000 to the Johnson County city.
But, according to an Inside Indiana Business report, Mayor Mark Myers says the impact will extend far beyond the high-tech center, noting that the announcement has triggered increased interest in Greenwood from companies that could diversify the city’s corporate base.
“To have Cummins come to Greenwood and pick us, what this has done has just totally changed it so that we have more office professional space calling us, more businesses calling to relocate, so it’s put a big buzz on that part of the city,” said Myers.
The Cummins deal is the latest in a series of economic development wins for Greenwood, which until now has largely attracted big warehouse and distribution companies. Amazon will open a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in September that is expected to generate more than 1,200 jobs. Additionally, Connecticut-based Pitney Bowes has opened a distribution center expected to employ as many as 300 workers.
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