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Officials in Crawford County say the state’s business climate has kept them from attracting a new industry. A turkey processing plant was interested in relocating to Robinson, but Robinson Mayor Roger Pathtel says it was going to cost the company too much to do business in Illinois.

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Pethtel says it was going to cost the company about a million dollars more to do business in Illinois than in Indiana. Most of that was in workman’s comp, which was going to be about six-hundred-thousand dollars more. The plant would have meant three-hundred new jobs to the community. Pethtel says it’s disappointing to lose out on the plant because it would have helped the local economy.

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