Lilly says proposed $2.1B facility investment could create up to 500 jobs 

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to build two new factories in Indiana. The plants will bolster its supply of active ingredients and new therapeutic modalities.

The plants will be based in LEAP Lebanon Innovation and Research District in Boone County, Indiana.

The proposal could ultimately create as many as 500 new jobs.

The company notes in a press release that the investment is “contingent upon local zoning and annexation approvals.”

Lilly CEO David A. Ricks, who has called for the state to become more competitive, stressed that the company is “committed to investing and innovating in Indiana.”

Eli Lilly was founded in 1876 in Indianapolis, where the company remains headquartered.

“These new sites will add capacity in support of our growing pipeline of innovative medicines, while also creating more high-tech jobs for Hoosiers,” Ricks said in a news release. “We are plea…

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