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Intelliplex technology park secures 4-year recertification from Indiana Economic Development Corporation

SHELBYVILLE (Indiana) – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has awarded a four-year recertification to the Intelliplex, according to Eric P. Shields, Policy Director for IEDC. The 140-acre Intelliplex facility was one of the first parks to be certified under Indiana's Certified Technology Park and has again been recertified with no extraordinary qualifications or requirements.

"The Intelliplex Certified Technology Park is entering an era of growth with the recent completion of the Accel IN Business Accelerator and new partnership with Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine and forthcoming Equine Surgery Center," said Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun.

“We believe that Intelliplex is emerging as a leader in the region's economic recovery. City, County and local economic development officials are grateful for this vote of confidence from the IEDC, and we are looking forward to finding new ways in which to partner and leverage resources to continue to expand Indiana's technology based economy,” the mayor continued.

The Mayor thanked former Shelbyville Mayor Scott Furgeson, who began the recertification process earlier in 2011.

"This represents great news for the city, the county and the region," said Jack Horner, president and CEO of Major Health Partners (MHP), which played a significant role in the creation of Intelliplex. MHP operates orthopaedic, oncology and other medical facilities in Intelliplex, and served in a key position in helping attract Purdue to the region.

The park presently has more than 20 companies and organizations operating in the park, generating an annual payroll in excess of $18 million and creating more than 280 jobs, according to Amy Haacker, director of the City of Shelbyville's Redevelopment Commission.

Intelliplex opened a $7 million 50,000 sq. ft. business accelerator earlier in 2011, and a specialized seed and venture capital fund is available from a unique program developed by the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County. Home to a number of life science, medical, IT and advanced manufacturing companies and firms, Intelliplex remains dedicated to accelerating high-impact job creation, private investment and diversification of the southeast Indiana region's economy.

Intelliplex is now home to academic operations of Ivy Tech State College and Indiana Wesleyan University, and expects to further additional strategic relationships with major universities, according to Haacker.

For more information, please contact Amy Haacker at 317-398-6624.

Photo courtesy of Shelby News
Conference center nearly finished

Residents soon will be able to book special events at a new location. The Shelbyville Redevelopment Commission took a tour Monday of the nearly completed $1.3 million Intelliplex Conference Center.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Shelbyville, Indiana


Makuta Groundbreaking

Shelbyville, Indiana - Makuta Technics broke ground Thursday, May 4th for its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Shelbyville, IN. The company plans to relocate 20 jobs to the new facility scheduled to open in December 2006.

Makuta President Stu Kaplan told attendees at the ceremony that moving to Intelliplex in Shelbyville was based on the cooperation of the Shelby Co. Government, the City of Shelbyville the Shelby County Development Corp. and Major Hospital. “It’s rare to find a community like Shelbyville where the city and county governments are partners. Their partnership is a great example of working together and creating the assets necessary to accommodate the high-tech needs of the Life Sciences industry. Intelliplex offers an affordable location with all the 21st Century technical amenities installed and ready to use. We are also very impressed with the cooperation and demonstrated excellence of Shelbyville Central Schools.”

Makuta plans to phase in an additional 10 jobs over the next 24 months and continue to expand its “Lights Out” technology which enables round-the-clock production with only one manned shift. This technology employs custom robotic systems to segregate night shift production and quality reject capabilities to discard defective parts.

Makuta began operations in 1996 and is a certified ISO 9001:2000 company. The company specializes in the development and production of precision micro-molded parts for the medical diagnostic, drug delivery systems, surgical applications and automotive industries.


Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Shelbyville, Indiana




Kernan announces $1.2 million investment in Intelliplex

in Shelbyville tech park.

Governor praises Shelby County efforts to develop State-of-the-Art Life Science Park.

A $1.2 million grant announced by Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan today will support Shelbyville, Indiana’s continuing efforts to attract Life Sciences business investment to the area and create new jobs.

The award from the Indiana Department of Commerce’s Technology Development Grant Fund (TDGF) is being given to the city of Shelbyville to assist with the development of Intelliplex a Life Sciences technology park, which received state certification last fall. Already, two new facilities are under construction in the park.

These new funds will be used for infrastructure improvements to the park, including the development of an advanced, on-site fiber optic network, as well as the construction of a 5,000 sq. ft. teleconferencing facility.

“Throughout the state, we are seeing strong investment in our high tech and life sciences industries,” Kernan said. “Right here in Shelby County, that investment can be seen in the buildings that are under construction, the infrastructure that is being put in place and the partnerships that have been formed to bring jobs and cutting-edge innovation to this park.”

TDGF was created last year to encourage the development of technology park incubators. The grants can be used for capital expenditures, as well as operating expenses. 

“This investment strengthens our efforts to develop a state-of-the-art tech park that will create good, high-paying jobs for the people of Shelbyville and Shelby County,” Mayor Scott Furgeson said. “We appreciate the state’s help, which along with the significant local and private investment already being made here, gives us a competitive edge.”

One of the buildings already under construction will house Major Hospital’s new cancer center, which will offer innovative therapy treatments. As well, the facility will house an advanced medical imaging center including CT, MRI and other digital image technologies.

“On behalf of the countless local residents who have worked over the last three years to make this a reality, we appreciate the assistance of the state in positioning Shelbyville and Shelby County as the potential site for high-tech growth and investment,” said Lee McNeely, chief counsel for Major Hospital. “The jobs created through this partnership will help not only this community, but also the entire state.” 

The second building under construction will house a new education facility for Indiana Wesleyan University which will offer undergraduate courses beginning this fall.

A third building is planned that will include the future office of the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program (TAP).  Through TAP, Purdue helps businesses develop new technologies, new manufacturing processes and offers managerial assistance.

In 2002, the new Certified Technology Park program was created to develop a more business friendly tax climate.  Intelliplex was the third area in the state to receive the certification. 

Administered by the Indiana Department of Commerce, the program encourages the location of high tech businesses within areas identified by local redevelopment commissions. Portions of tax revenues generated by tenants are reinvested into the park and used for improvements, operation and maintenance facilities, payment of interest and principal on bonds and other business-generating activities.

SEPTEMBER 30th 2003

Indiana Governor Joseph Kernan conducted groundbreaking ceremonies in Shelbyville, Indiana, today for the states newest Certified Technology Park. Named Intelliplex, it is the states only technology park dedicated to the Indiana Life Sciences Initiative. Located along Interstate 74, Intelliplex is a 140 acre development featuring a redundant fiber optic gigabyte loop. Redundant gigabyte loops are prized for their ability to carry large amounts of electronic data through different routes. This modern design eliminates service interruption in the event of a cut or damaged fiber optic line. The park also plans to offer an advanced telecommunications network. The network will allow businesses in the park to enjoy the most modern telecommunications services available today, at a fraction of their normal cost. Other features include an upscale village retail center, walking trails and a restored riparian aqua corridor. Intelliplex also is planned to have a modern water retention system that parallels the parks streets for a natural environmental appearance.

The Intelliplex partners include; The City of Shelbyville, Shelby County and Major Hospital; the county’s only hospital. Financing for the park will allow the partners to construct the park’s entire infrastructure at once, with completion expected in the fall of 2004. The partners have secured commitments from Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University to create an educational complex within the park. Purdue University will locate a Technical Assistance Program (TAP) office in Intelliplex. TAP, allows Purdue to share the universities technical and business management expertise with local business to promote further economic development in the area. Indiana Wesleyan University will locate a satellite campus to offer undergraduate college courses beginning in the fall of 2004.

President and CEO of Major Hospital, Anthony Lennen, praised the cooperative effort of the partners and other community leaders that worked to make Intelliplex a reality “perhaps, what we have started here is a new model for economic development. A model where projects like Intelliplex create new boundaries in forging lasting partnerships with businesses and state and local governments.”

Intelliplex is a Life Sciences business park that is structured as a not-for-profit corporation. This structure allows Intelliplex to capture and sell profits and reinvest them into further enhancements of their state of the art technology and provides businesses with an affordable solution to advanced technology.

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