New distribution center just the start for job growth

WTHI Photo / Gary Brian
WTHI Photo / Gary Brian

Indiana governor Mike Pence stopped at Casey’s General Store on 3rd Street Tuesday afternoon with some very good news for Vigo County!

One highly recognized company has decided to invest in our city.

Casey’s General Store has been around since 1969 and now has about 1,800 stores across the Midwest.

Now, this convenience store chain chose Terre Haute as the home for a new distribution center.

“Indiana, Terre Haute, and Vigo County are always a good decision,” said Governor Pence.

This convenience store chain spans the Midwestern states.

And they’ve chosen Terre Haute to help move them forward, bringing their second distribution center to the Vigo County Industrial Park.

“We have a national company that’s making a 30 million dollar investment here in Terre Haute,” said Governor Pence.

“We all know we’re in a great physical location here, have great infrastructure. We’re just right in the middle of the whole Midwestern activity,” said Terre Haute mayor Duke Bennett.

This will bring at least another 150 jobs to the area up front.

But Casey’s CEO said that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

He’s hoping to expand even further into this area.

“You’ve got all the right kinds of laws in place, doing all the right kinds of things, providing the right kinds of incentives that will pay in the long run tremendously back to the state,” said Robert Myers, chairman, president and CEO of Casey’s.

“This is a real affirmation of the long-term commitment this community has made to the industrial park to a vision for this community to be a center for manufacturing and logistics,” said Governor Pence.

But what’s more important than that, officials are hoping this will have a ripple effect, bringing in other big business to bring in the bucks.

“I think it’s going to send a very strong signal all across the country to similar companies that Indiana’s open for business,” said Governor Pence.

“This opens doors… So that’s what we’re looking towards is how do we take advantage of these kinds of announcements to lead into other announcements,” said Mayor Bennett.

Investing and believing in the Wabash Valley.

Mayor Bennett said this isn’t the last announcement he’s hoping we’ll hear.

They’re hoping to bring a lot more business in soon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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