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IEDC Says Right To Work Brought 8,000 Jobs To Indiana

Statehouse steps

Photo: Christopher Ayers/WFIU-WTIU News

Protestors fill the steps of the statehouse.

Two years after Indiana enacted a right-to-work law, the Pence administration says the law has brought 64 companies to Indiana. But Indiana Economic Development Corporation chief of staff Chad Pittman says the controversial law wasn’t the sole factor in landing those companies, but says some executives have told the IEDC they wouldn’t have considered Indiana without it.

Pittman says the 64 deals have created 8,000 jobs in the state and $2.5 billion in capital investment. He says Indiana got an opportunity it wouldn’t have had to pursue other companies because of right-to-work, but ultimately lost those deals for other reasons.

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