Lawsuit filed against NantWorks after failing to bring jobs to Vigo County

County officials are filing a lawsuit against a company that promised to bring more than 200 good paying jobs to Vigo County.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 12:53 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2017 2:19 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - County officials are filing a lawsuit against a company that promised to bring more than 200 good paying jobs to Vigo County.

The Vigo County Redevelopment Commission is filing a lawsuit against NantWorks Terre Haute LLC.

You may remember that NantWorks moved on to the former Pfizer property back in 2012. This after they bid on the property for only $1.

When Pfizer left, it took 600 of the area's best jobs with it. Local leaders viewed NantWorks as a means of recovering some of those jobs.

NantWorks was granted the property since the company was to invest millions into the property and bring 234 new jobs to the area.

Originally - they expected the plant to be in operation by 2016. But, by September of 2016 the company was on their way out of Vigo County.

County officials expected them to either return the property or owe the county about $1.2 million. Officials chose to take the property saying it is worth more than the settlement.

But now, since NantWorks is still in possession of the property, the Redevelopment Commission reports they are seeking damages for the loss of those potential jobs.

Paperwork for this lawsuit will be filed today

News 10 will follow this developing story and bring you the latest when information becomes available.

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