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Clark County

March 28, 2013

America Place breaks ground at River Ridge

More than 1,500 jobs could potentially come to the site

JEFFERSONVILLE — Another shovel full of dirt was turned over in River Ridge Commerce Center Wednesday to mark the groundbreaking for yet another business in the former Army Ammunition Plant.

America Place at River Ridge officially broke ground on what will eventually become three warehouses that will house manufacturing and/or distribution centers.

The first of the buildings on-site, at 800 Trey Street, will be a 150,000-square-foot space. The second and third phases of America Place at River Ridge are slated to be 200,000 square feet and 320,000 square feet, respectively.

According to an America Place press release, the total investment at the location in River Ridge will total more than $30 million.

Along with the buildings will come a host of new jobs to the region. 

The first building is expected to employ 200 to 500 people with the largest building housing about 800 employees, said Keith Starling, leasing and marketing manager for America Place. When the three-phase site is complete, more than 1,500 employees will likely be employed at America Place.

“This is just another example of the potential being realized here at River Ridge,” said River Ridge Executive Director Jerry Acy.

Along with Acy and others from River Ridge, a host of local and state legislators were in attendance to show their support and thank America Place for locating in the commerce center. Among the speakers at the groundbreaking were Clark County Commissioners President Jack Coffman, Utica Town Board President Hank Dorman, Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, Jeffersonville City Council President Connie Sellers and representatives from Sen. Joe Donnelly’s office and U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s office.

Nearly all of the speakers pointed to the impact the location of three potential companies will have on the region, and also pointed to the growth that has occurred recently.

“It is becoming, we feel like as evidenced by recent announcements and what’s happening today, a real viable engine of major economic job creation here in the region,” Acy said.

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