|$181 Million Headed to Indy to Kick-Start Production of New Battery, Hybrid Technology|
August 5, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Congressman André Carson issued the following statement after President Barack Obama, while visiting Indiana today, announced a $2.4 billion infusion of Recovery Act funds to support the production of next generation battery and electric vehicle technology. More than $181 million will be invested in Indianapolis, including a $118 million grant award to EnerDel, Inc. for the production of new lithium-ion batteries and a nearly $63 million infusion directed to Allison Transmission to expand its manufacturing operations of hybrid engine systems for commercial trucks.
“With President Obama’s landmark announcement today in
“As the President said, the Recovery Act was designed to not only create jobs in the short-term, but make investments in innovation and technology that will lead to long-term prosperity and growth for decades to come.
“That’s what this multi-billion dollar investment represents. This infusion of Recovery Act funds will create ten-of-thousands of well-paying, 21st Century jobs, including many right here in
“I’d like to thank the President for reinforcing a fact I often tout—that
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