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Indiana Governor Mike Pence concluded his jobs and economic development mission in Germany today by announcing a third German company has chosen the Hoosier state for its latest investment. Governor Pence says an orthopedics company will invest four-point-five million dollars to establish DOT America in Columbia City, Indiana, creating 20 new high-wage jobs.
The news comes on the heels of a German-based industrial hose manufacturer announcing plans to locate its first North American facility in South Bend and Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions in La Porte expanding, creating more than 50 new jobs.
“After traveling across Germany this week, I feel a rush of excitement for the future of Indiana,” said Pence. “Germany appreciates the uniquely Hoosier talent of developing and building the products that drive growth and spark innovation. Our mission in Germany was targeted, but together our possibilities for this state are endless. I am energized as we return home, looking forward to continuing our mission of helping Indiana shine as a state that works for the industries of the world.”
There are 110 German companies that operate in Indiana, which are responsible for the creation of 12,500 jobs within the Hoosier economy in recent years. Since 2005, the IEDC has secured projects with more than 30 Germany-based companies.
This week’s trip marks the Governor’s second jobs and economic development mission since taking office in January 2013. Last September, he led his inaugural job-hunting trip to Japan where he had more than 20 meetings with Japanese company executives and traveled to Tokyo, Tochigi Prefecture, Ota City and Nagoya.
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