Over the course of 2010, Indiana drew investment commitments for more than 4,000 new jobs from new and existing life sciences firms, according to information released by the state.
Twenty life sciences companies told the state they plan future investments of more than $570 million and 4,071 jobs, the highest number of jobs and investment ever recorded for the industry by the state’s lead economic development agency.
“Not only is the volume of jobs and investment particularly strong, but life sciences jobs are typically high-wage, which is great news for Indiana workers throughout the state,” said Mitch Roob, secretary of commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
The 2010 life sciences investment growth was anchored by Dow AgroSciences’ March announcement of plans to invest $343.9 million at its Indianapolis headquarters and create 577 new jobs by 2015.
Life Science Companies that Committed to Indiana in 2010
Company Name, City
ACell, Inc., Lafayette
Advantis Medical, Inc., Indianapolis
American Institute of Toxicology, Inc., Indianapolis
Arcadia Resources, Inc., Indianapolis
Ascension Health, Inc., Indianapolis
Beckman Coulter, Inc., Indianapolis
Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis
Evonik Degussa Corporation, Lafayette
In Touch Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Valparaiso
Intensive Air, Inc., South Bend
Iotron industries USA, Columbia City
L.H. Medical Corporation, Ft. Wayne
MED-1 Solutions, LLC, Greenwood
Pharmaceutical Vessel Engineering, Sellersburg
Rexam Consumer Plastics Inc., Franklin
Theoris Group, Inc., Indianapolis
Vortek Surgical, LLC, Brownsburg
Zimmerman Biotechnologies, Greenwood