Tuscola Waits For Cronus Decision


Tuscola - It may be just a matter of weeks before Tuscola finds out if it is chosen as the site for a new Cronus fertilizer plant.  The Douglas County town is competing with a location in Iowa for that plant.

The plant would mean a huge economic boost for the region.  "You're talking about a $1.2 billion investment," State Senator Chapin Rose, (R) Mahomet, told WAND News.  "You're talking about a thousand construction jobs, 200 permanent jobs."

Rose predicts the plant could mean an annual $350 - $400 million boom for the area which includes Tuscola, Mattoon, Charleston and Champaign.

In the closing hours of the spring legislative session lawmakers passed a tax incentive package.  The measure is still waiting for approval by Governor Pat Quinn.

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