The Taylorville Industrial Park is beginning to come to full fruition, and made great strides after the last City Council Meeting. Mary Renner, Executive Director of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation said the city of Taylorville guaranteed to give the CCEDC $50,000 for the industrial park this year and will match those funds in 2017. Renner said they are in the process of guaranteeing funds from many other places including banks, sold land, and The Hopper Foundation, which will total to about 50% of the funds they need.
Renner also said, the CCEDC wants to guarantee a bit more funding to equal 55% of the $1.6 million they need, that way they can apply to the Illinois Economic Development Administrator and have a chance to get the rest through grants.
Renner said, with the best case scenario, the Industrial Park could be up and available by the end of 2017.
Renner appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.