"We are thrilled at the possibilities that Carbon Motors represents and, I'll be honest, especially at their selection of Connersville for the factory they hope to build. This company, in this former capital of American manufacturing, would make a tremendous symbol of economic rebirth and Hoosier leadership in it," Governor Mitch Daniels said in a release.
Carbon Motors will be an active industry player in the region, as it will invest $350 million for the development and manufacturing of the E7 police car, scheduled to enter production in 2012. When the Carbon Campus will be built, Carbon says it will create no less than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region. According to the Enterprise Innovation Institute the estimated economic impact of the decision over the region will amount to $3 billion in the next ten years.
"We are creating new American jobs of national importance and it was only appropriate to announce that at a very unique 'Rally for American Jobs.' It is essential that the local, state, and federal authorities work in concert with the private sector to deliver on our country's moral obligation to provide our 840,000 law enforcement responders the appropriate equipment to secure our homeland against threats, both foreign and domestic," William Santana Li, Carbon Motors CEO added.