Cronus: Illinois and Iowa remain focus for possible plant location

Cronus: Illinois and Iowa remain focus for possible plant location

A spokesman for Cronus Chemicals wants to clarify statements that Illinois' Governor made while in Urbana on Monday about a fertilizer plant that could end up near Tuscola in Douglas County.

Governor Pat Quinn told reporters on Monday that Illinois was competing with states other than Iowa for the $1.2 billion plant.

But, Dave Lundy of Cronus said that the leading states continue to be Illinois and Iowa.  Lundy said that other states were looked at in the past, but Illinois and Iowa have been and remain the focus of the company.  Lundy said Cronus will make a decision on a site as soon as possible.

This summer, Quinn signed an incentive package of $30 million to try to entice the company to build the plant near Tuscola.

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Sid Saltfork wrote on October 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Wow; $30 Million for roughly 150 permanent jobs, and 2000 temporary construction jobs!!!!   Wonder how ADM is going to feel about this?   They know better than to worry.  The Big Fix is on.  Once the unconstitutional theft of the public employees, and retirees pensions is completed the coffers will pour out corporate welfare, and pork barrel projects.  Of course, it will require "campaign donations" in return.  Still, it is a great deal for a corporation who needs a central location for transportation of chemicals.

Let the bidding begin...