At its July 21 meeting, the Fishers town council approved an economic development package that moves forward the deal to bring Jarden Home Brands to Fishers. The company will buy and occupy the former Sony facility at 121st St. and Cumberland road which has been empty for some time. The agreement represents more than $16 million in investment and nearly 300 jobs by 2019. The economic development package includes permit fee waivers, two-year vacant building tax abatement and ten-year personal property tax abatement for a total estimated incentive package worth $1.1 million. Jarden Corporation is a world-class consumer products company with a diverse portfolio of products, over 120 brands and a global presence. Reportedly, the company will begin to move into its new facility next month.
It looks like Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen will be coming to Fishers Marketplace at State Road 37 and 131st St. AFC Enterprises, which owns Popeye’s, has bought a .96-acre out-lot at the site.
Seventeen co-working venues and innovation centers throughout Indiana have recently joined forces to create the IndianaCoWorking Passport, an agreement to grant access to members as they travel throughout Indiana. With the introduction of the Indiana CoWorking Passport, entrepreneurs who live and work in one part of the state – and are members of their local co-working organization – will be able to work at another co-working site or innovation hub in another part of the state. The Indiana CoWorking Passport includes not only traditional co-working venues like Launch Fishers and MatchBOX in Lafayette, but also extends to innovation centers like Purdue’s Research Parks and Indianapolis-based DeveloperTown.
The Indiana CoWorking Passport network currently includes 17 locations. Participating sites (and cities) are:
- Launch Fishers (Fishers)
- MatchBOX (Lafayette)
- The Hinge Bureau (Indianapolis)
- Velocity (Jeffersonville)
- The Innovation Station (Evansville)
- Launch Terre Haute (Terre Haute)
- The Innovation Connector (Muncie)
- The Anvil (West Lafayette)
- The Foundry (West Lafayette)
- Purdue Technology Centers (West Lafayette, Merrillville, Indianapolis, New Albany)
- Co-Work Btown (Bloomington)
- DeveloperTown (Indianapolis)
- The Outpost (Columbia City)
- The Speak Easy (Indianapolis)
Members of participating co-working sites who wish to visit another participating site simply register at www.IndianaCoWorkingPassport.com.