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Southern Indiana development opens up hundreds of new jobs

Posted: Updated: Oct 25, 2013 04:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of new jobs are opening up in a booming southern Indiana development.  River Ridge will be home for Catamaran Rx, a pharmaceutical business.

The company will be looking for 200 people.  Some of those positions are for pharmacists.  "These are high paying jobs, highly skilled health care workers," says company CEO Mark Thierer.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is offering the company up to $2.5 million in conditional tax credits over the next ten years, and up to $100,000 for training grants.

"We are in a global competition for jobs here in the Hoosier state," says Indiana Governor Mike Pence. "It is not just attracting investment that may go to other states, it is about competition with investments around the world."

The 107,000-square-foot building will also have a call and distribution center.  Catamaran Rx hopes to be up and running by the first of the year.

It is just the latest company to set up shop at River Ridge.  It was just about a year ago that Amazon opened its giant distribution center at the business park located on Highway 62.

There are currently 5,000 people who work at the old Indiana Army Depot. Two thousand of those jobs have been added just in the past year.

The Ohio River Bridges Project is making River Ridge a good place to do business.  "The beginning of construction of the East End bridge is a big part of why we have seen so much activity," says Wendy Dant Chesser, the CEO of One Southern Indiana, the chamber of commerce for southern Indiana.

Governor Pence says the future is bright for River Ridge because of its location near the east end bridge.

"This remains a difficult economic time," says the governor. "This is good news today but we still have a long way to go."


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