The corporate headquarters for Elanco Animal Health will be moving just a little more than 25 miles from Greenfield to downtown Indianapolis, but the impact could be a big one for Indiana’s farmers and Indiana’s ag economy.
Executives from Elanco, along with Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett wore hardhats, held shovels and tossed dirt Tuesday as part of the groundbreaking ceremony of Elanco’s new $100 million headquarters facility.
That structure will be built at the site of the former General Motors stamping plant not far from Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Zoo near downtown Indianapolis.
|Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Elanco Animal Health President & CEO Jeff Simmons are among those taking part in the official ground breaking ceremony for the new $100 million headquarters for Elanco. (Photo: C.J. Miller / Hoosier Ag Today)|
The company is planning to build their 220,000 square foot six-story office structure on 40 acres at that site with taxpayer-funded incentives from the city and state. Elanco’s current headquarters are near I-70 and State Road 9 in Greenfield. The company says they will stay in Greenfield until the new facility is finished.
Elanco says the new Indianapolis headquarters will bring their 10,000 global employees together to work in their new laboratories.