The companies pledging jobs Tuesday include a customer service firm, telecommunications companies and food operations.
According to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, only four of every five jobs promised has materialized over the last year.
Farbest Foods is investing nearly $70 million in the new processing plant. The state is offering the company $3.8 million in conditional tax credits.
An IEDC report estimates more than 13,000 jobs will be created, but IEDC officials say economic concerns could lower the number of jobs actually created.
Daniel Hasler, who has been working with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation since February, will be the new Secretary of Commerce
Study Committee Chair Phil Boots said the committee will likely invite public testimony at a later meeting.
12 businesses have either relocated, consolidated or come to Indiana without the state having to use incentives in 2011.
The trip is part of the state's attendance at the USA: Going Green / Opportunities for Italian Companies conference.
A California bio-based plastics resin company has announced they will locate a major manufacturing and distribution facility in Seymour.