Already doubling its staff in the last year, PLTW was recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce last year as the third best place to work in Indiana.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Project Lead The Way, Inc. up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
“The expansion of PLTW strengthens Indy’s position as the capital of education innovation nationwide,” Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said. “PLTW’s growth will attract new jobs and innovators to our city and its work shines a positive light on the great work taking place in Indy to improve the educational outcome for students.”
Indiana continues to have one of the fastest growing economies in the nation with a 9.6 percent rate of Hoosier job growth in 2013, placing Indiana in the top five of all states for its growth. This helped lead to the creation of 47,600 Hoosier private sector jobs last year.