Jeffersonville

The first stop in our series on the Ports of Indiana was Burns Harbor, an international maritime facility in the heart of steel country. Four hours down Interstate 65, the Port of Jeffersonville is less a port and more a manufacturing hub that happens to be on the Ohio River.

For the next part of our series, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Annie Ropeik reports Jeffersonville is pushing ahead with expansions to cement its place in the Midwest industrial corridor.

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The mold keeping West Lafayette leaders out of city hall may pose unexpected problems as the city considers upgrading from a third class municipality to a second class one.

That’s because the newly-created clerk’s office will likely need a considerable amount of space, according to one clerk who recently made a similar transition.

Clerk Vicki Conlin says Jeffersonville city leaders didn’t realize how much real estate she and her employees would need when, in 2012, that city made the switch.

Amazon.com's new facility to bring jobs and money

Mar 28, 2012

An online retailer is adding business and jobs to Indiana.

Amazon.com announced it will open its fifth distribution plant in the Hoosier state.

The facility will be located in Jeffersonville and is expected to open this fall.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation spokeswoman Katelyn Hancock says Amazon’s decision enhances the state’s reputation as an attractive place for business.

The state is providing Amazon $2-million in performance based incentives.