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Asian Carp Removal Boosts Economy

Asian Carp is attacking other  fish in Illinois' waterways but it's creating a big economic boom in Pike County.  Big River Fish Corporation is building a new facility, which will bring 60-new jobs to the area.  Brenda Middendorf with the Two Rivers Resource Conservation and Development says that's good news.  

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Big River Fish Corporation received a two million dollar grant last year to expand and help prepare Asian Carp for export to China.  The new plant is in Griggsville.  Middendorf says they're accepting applications for administrative, clerical, and processing positions.  Training is available and they're looking to start hiring after the first of the year. 

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