Metro East hospital adding $8.5 million surgery center
(St. Louis Business Journal, 12/7/2018)
Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois plans to construct a $8.5 million surgery center in Edwardsville, Illinois. The new facility, called Anderson Goshen Campus, will be a 8,500-square-foot ambulatory surgical treatment center and pediatric specialty clinic, according to a Certificate of Need (CON) filing. The facility, which has an anticipated completion date of Dec. 31, 2021, will be located near the northeast intersection of Goshen and Gusewelle Roads in Edwardsville.
HSHS St. Elizabeth's gets approval for radiation oncology clinic in O'Fallon
(Illinois Business Journal, 12/7/2018)
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and its parent company Hospital Sisters Health System announced Tuesday that they have received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to lease space for a radiation oncology clinic near the hospital along Interstate 64 and Green Mount Road in O'Fallon.
Developer proposes yet another hotel in O’Fallon, making it the 14th in the city
(Belleville News-Democrat, 1/4/2019)
O'FALLON - The hotels just keep coming in O’Fallon, and officials continue to consider the lodging industry a major part of its economic development future. The city of about 30,000 people estimates it will collect a whopping $2.4 million in hotel/motel taxes in 2020, thanks to its 11 existing hotels and two new hotels expected to open this year along Interstate 64.
Ameren Illinois unveils plan to upgrade natural gas transmission pipeline from Troy to Highland
COLLINSVILLE – As part of its plan to modernize the energy delivery system throughout central and southern Illinois, Ameren Illinois announced today it plans to upgrade approximately 15 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline from Troy to Highland. The project, which is set to begin in April 2019, will replace vintage steel natural gas transmission pipeline from the 1960s with modern, 12-inch steel pipeline.
Edwardsville retail center to open with Sugarfire, Strange Donuts
(St. Louis Business Journal, 12/6/2018)
It was seven days short of a year before Contegra Construction Co. got the OK in January from the Army Corps of Engineers to start building a new $6 million retail development in Edwardsville. The development's challenging position in a low lying wetland area prompted the long permitting and approval process, but it was a path Contegra wanted to take, said Project Executive Jim Mundy.
Old Troy Road project shooting for completion by end of 2019
(Alton Telegraph, 12/16/2018)
GLEN CARBON — Glen Carbon Administrator Jamie Bowden says Old Troy Road should be paved to Glen Crossing Road by Dec. 31, weather permitting while the entire project should conclude in a year.
That part of the project will help straighten a sharp curve in the former roadway, just north of Interstate 270. “During the last two weeks, it’s been too cold to pave and we’ve had moisture to deal with,” Bowden said.
SIUE planning parking lot improvements, new graduate dental clinic
(Illinois Business Journal, 12/17/2018)
SIUE will move forward with plans to improve its parking lots at the Edwardsville campus and to get cost estimates for a graduate dental clinic on the Alton campus. The decision follows action Thursday by the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus. The board also granted a temporary construction easement for the widening of East University Drive.
Expansion on horizon for Edwardsville’s Gateway Commerce Center
(Edwardsville Intelligencer, 1/3/2019)
EDWARDSVILLE — Where can you find Amazon, Hershey, Proctor & Gamble and Walgreens in the same general location? The four corporations and many others have logistics and distribution centers in Edwardsville. Gateway Commerce Center (GCC), on the city’s west side, straddling Route 255, has become a prime logistics and distribution hub.
Solar energy companies flocking to Metro East, Illinois
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/8/2018)
Spurred by record-low equipment costs and state-sponsored incentives, solar installation companies are flocking to Illinois. One of the fast-growing solar markets involves partnering with farmers willing to lease some of their acreage to cultivate solar energy rather than crops.
East St. Louis officials building on opportunities for businesses
(Illinois Business Journal, December 2018 Issue)
East St. Louis area officials are on a mission to build alliances between small businesses and potential government resources. Entrepreneurs and others got a rare opportunity to find out what’s potentially available to them during a fall event sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center for the Metro East and the Greater East St. Louis Business Development Association.
Metro East Park and Recreation District releases $2 million in grants
(Advantage News, 12/29/2018)
The Metro East Park and Recreation District awarded $2 million in grant funding to support local park and trail projects throughout 15 Metro East communities, MEPRD Executive Director Bryan Werner announced. In July, MEPRD began accepting grant applications for its fiscal year 2019 Park and Trail Grant Program. By November, the district had awarded the last of the program’s allocation.