The past couple of weeks have been a period of great excitement for the Metro East with multiple announcements highlighting great things happening across Southwestern Illinois. Additional details have been revealed about the plans for a new Jersey County transmodal logistics facility that could employ more than 1,000 people and represent a private investment of more than $500 million. An estimated 500 workers will soon be back on the job at U.S. Steel's plant in Granite City, and the City of Alton just won a national competition, capturing a $500,000 prize and a slot to be showcased in season three of The Small Business Revolution, a program airing on Hulu.
Below you'll also find a link to a detailed story highlighting the tremendous work completed by the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District to restore the Metro East levees to meet the 100-year flood standard. This regional success story is a testament to what we can accomplish when we all work together.
Read on for more on these and good news about several other investments occurring in our local communities.
Have a great week!
Ronda Sauget, D. Mgmt, MBA
Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois