Anderson board backs $11M toward new Purdue center

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a central Indiana city are backing plans to direct $11.2 million toward opening a proposed Purdue University technology education center.

Anderson’s revitalization district commission voted Thursday to commit the money toward building the center at the current site of a former Delco Remy factory.

City economic development director Greg Winkler says students from Purdue, Anderson University, Ivy Tech Community College and the city schools would get hands-on experience with the latest manufacturing technology at the center.

The Herald Bulletin reports Purdue officials have agreed to sign a 15-year lease for the space.

The new facility is expected to begin operations in 2016. Officials haven’t yet estimated its construction costs.

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