NewsPublic Affairs / March 28, 2017

Indiana Board Set To Endorse $7M Carrier Deal Trump Brokered

The incentive package is set for a vote by an Indiana Economic Development Board committee on Tuesday afternoon, nearly four months after Trump celebrated the deal at the furnace factory.Donald Trump, Carrier Corp., Carrier, Chuck Jones2017-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Indiana Board Set To Endorse $7M Carrier Deal Trump Brokered

Air conditioning units are stacked outside the Carrier Corp. plant, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Indianapolis.

AP Photo/Darron Cummins

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana board is poised to endorse a deal directing $7 million in tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by President Donald Trump to keep hundreds of jobs at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.

The incentive package is set for a vote by an Indiana Economic Development Board committee on Tuesday, nearly four months after Trump celebrated the deal at the furnace factory.

Carrier is pledging to keep nearly 1,100 jobs at the factory, including about 800 production jobs that the company had planned to outsource to Mexico. But about 550 jobs are still being lost. Carrier is also investing $16 million for automation at the factory.

Plant union president Chuck Jones says the deal means Indiana taxpayers are rewarding a very profitable corporation for cutting jobs.

 

 

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