“Indiana’s pro-growth business climate continues to be recognized from coast to coast as companies like Blue Marble Cocktails and Spirits choose our state for growth,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Our skilled workforce, central location and competitive environment create a winning solution for small and large businesses looking to grow. We extend a sincere Hoosier welcome as Blue Marble Cocktails moves from Oregon to Indiana – the best state in the Midwest and the fifth in the nation for doing business.”
The company is investing more than $9 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Portland, Oregon, to Indianapolis, with plans to initially lease and renovate an 18,000-square-foot facility at 6008 Corporate Way. The new facility, which began production this month, will house Blue Marble Cocktails’ office space, show room and its mixing and production warehouse. With the company’s growth in Indiana, Blue Marble Cocktails will be able to produce nearly 3 million cases, which includes 24 cans per case, of its all-natural, ultra-premium, ready-to-drink cocktails and spirits. The company plans to build a brand new production site in the future, and has already begun its search for a permanent location in central Indiana.
Blue Marble Cocktails, which was founded by a native Hoosier, Alan Miller, employs eight full-time associates in Indiana and is currently hiring for brand ambassadors, operation managers and quality control supervisors, with new positions expected to offer average wages nearly double the state’s average wage.
“As a native-born Hoosier, I have a passion and love for all things Indiana,” said Miller, chief executive officer and founder of Blue Marble Cocktails. “I can’t wait to witness Blue Marble Cocktails’ success in a state that offers talented people whom we are excited to grow our company with. I’m confident this is just the start of our growth, and look forward to witnessing people across the nation enjoying an all-natural, Hoosier-made cocktail or spirit.”