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.