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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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