Manufacturers say they're struggling to find skilled workers and they want the state to offer incentives for people to move to Indiana.
The Swedish furniture maker opened its doors Wednesday morning.
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.