Greater Lafayette Touts 'Positive' 2015

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The West Lafayette State Street project is one of the items highlighted by Greater Lafayette Commerce. The West Lafayette State Street project is one of the items highlighted by Greater Lafayette Commerce.

Greater Lafayette Commerce says 2015 was a positive year for the city and the organization has an optimistic outlook for this year. In its Economic Trends report for year-end 2015, the nonprofit organization touts more than $660 million in capital investments.

The report says the city added a dozen new or expanded industries, along with the launches of 13 new high-tech firms. Other highlights of the report include a new 164-acre industrial park, the creation of the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District and the West Lafayette State Street Project.

Greater Lafayette Commerce also touted the site work for the $25 million mixed-use project called Marq. Scott Walker, president and chief executive officer of Greater Lafayette Commerce, called 2015 a "robust year of healthy activity, job growth and investments."

"Our community has achieved an admirable reputation for growth and quality of life," said Jody Hamilton, economic development director at Greater Lafayette Commerce. "We are on the world map as a potential industrial site, known for our exports and for the ‘good life,’ which is a testament to this community’s cooperative efforts. We are reaping many benefits from that."

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