More than $3.6 million in Manufacturing Readiness Grants were awarded to 44 businesses around the state, including several from the Elkhart-South Bend area.
Indiana sets its sights on becoming the nation’s leading production center as manufacturing embraces Industry 4.0, the next stage of the industrial revolution that, among other advances, will marry robotics and the human workforce.
Four companies from northern Indiana are among 34 from around the state receiving a share of nearly $3 million in state manufacturing grants.
Jim Staton, senior vice president, chief business development officer at the Indiana Economic Development Corp., says Indiana economy in good shape.
Indiana officials are making $20 million grant funds available to state manufacturers who pledge to invest and modernize their operations.
Several manufacturers from across Northern Indiana are receiving a share of $1.5 million in state grants meant to encourage investment in the sector.
Several businesses across Northern Indiana have received a share of $3 million in state grants designed to encourage manufacturers to invest in their operations to drive growth.
Two manufacturers from Northwest Indiana are among 20 recipients of a new state grant program designed to spark investment in manufacturing.