Two recently published studies suggest Indiana’s economy may remain strong despite sequestration.
Chrysler officials announced they will also build a new plant in Tipton County.
Chrysler will have the first 9-speed transmission available which sets up the company as a leader in the industry.
Besides a possible investment in Tipton County, Chrysler is expanding its operations in nearby Kokomo, possibly adding another 400 jobs.
Autoworkers are finding themselves at the heart of Indiana's Senate debate, which has focused largely on job creation and the auto bailout.
The Chrysler plant in Kokomo is using 3D technology to install new equipment into its factory.
Chrysler began its four-day, 10 hour per day work week Sunday at its Kokomo plant.
Workers say they'd been told the new schedules could be in place as soon as May 7.
Chrysler plans to move to a four-day work week with longer hours each day.
Chrysler, GM and Ford all showed double-digit growth this month.