INDIANAPOLIS–Corteva announced last week that its corporate headquarters will be in Indianapolis. While it likely won’t mean any new jobs now, having the global headquarters for two large, publicly-traded agriscience companies in Indiana could mean more jobs and huge opportunities later.
“In the matter of 15 months Indiana has attracted or solidified its position as the headquarters for two global public companies,” said Mitch Frazier, CEO of AgriNovus, on Inside Indiana Business. “The ecosystem that can be created around both of these holds tremendous opportunities for our state.”
Corteva is a business that grew from Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection, with more than 21,000 employees, 2,000 of which are in Indiana.
It’s core company’s corporate headquarters has been in Delaware since the 1800s, but is now moving to Indy.
“This is why it is so critical that we bring together this world of tech and agriculture in Indiana. These worlds are merging,” said Frazier. “Indiana is well-positioned to lead this next chapter of growth.”
Frazier says headquarters are a magnet for innovation, not just for the companies themselves, but from the companies that want to be around those companies.
“These publicly-traded, headquartered companies are really important as a cornerstone or a building block or a foundation for this next generation of the economy.”