(The Center Square) – Up to 1,000 new jobs are expected to come to Central Indiana after Walmart announced plans to establish its largest fulfillment center in the United States in Hancock County.

The 2.2 million square feet facility should employ 1,000 people by the end of 2025 and provide more fulfillment capabilities for the company as it continues to meet increasing online demand, according to a news release from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

“This is great news for our community as Hancock County will now be home to Walmart’s largest fulfillment center in the country,” state Rep. Chris Jeter, R-Fishers, said. “As more and more consumers choose to buy products online, e-commerce is a rapidly growing industry, and I’m thrilled our area was selected.”

The IEDC offered Walmart up to $1.25 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plan and up to $4.75 million in conditional tax credits from the Hoosier Business Investment tax credit program based on Walmart’s planned capital investment.

Walmart becomes eligible for the credits once employees are hired and investments are made, according to IEDC.

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