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Company will also financially commit $15 million for those pursuing pharma manufacturing careers.
Eli Lilly and Company will invest an additional $1.6 billion and add another 200 new jobs— including openings for engineers, operating personnel, and lab technicians—at its two new manufacturing sites within LEAP Innovation Park in Boone County, Ind., which brings the company's total commitment to $3.7 billion and up to 700 new jobs. According to the company, the commitments within LEAP Innovation Park represent the largest manufacturing investment at a single location in the Lily’s history.
Further, the company has committed $15 million over five years to the Ivy Tech Foundation to fund up to 1,000 scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing careers in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
"Through these new facilities, Hoosiers will make life-changing medicines that patients around the world need to address serious health challenges, including diabetes and cancer," says Lilly's chair and CEO Dave Ricks. "We're investing at record levels in our home state to help our communities and economy thrive and enhance educational opportunities for more students. We look forward to doing our part to make Indiana an even better place to work and live, while fostering cutting-edge innovation in our state."