The Asian nation backs more business in Indiana than in any other state – especially in the automotive sector, at Honda, Toyota, Subaru and their suppliers.
Indianapolis could meet Amazon's real estate, infrastructure and demographic criteria, analysts say, but will have trouble with the workforce requirements.
The council is required to approve a budget by the end of December. But Bennett says they’ll probably have one figured out by November.
The Indiana delegation includes the mayors of Columbus, Crawfordsville, Seymour, Shelbyville and Vincennes.
The move would create about 100 new jobs in Gary.
Indiana is the only U.S. state to have auto assembly plants from Honda, Subaru and Toyota.
More than 34,220 Illinois residents moved to Indiana in 2015.
Governor Eric Holcomb says the economic development plans could help address population scarcity in Indiana.
The Monroe County company says the new manufacturing facility will create up to 33 jobs in Bloomington.
The Pike County Economic Development Corporation says a state agency recently declared the tract as site Certified Silver.