The Taylorville Development Association, the non-profit entity that owns the new Taylorville Industrial Park, held its annual meeting during the noon hour Wednesday in the People's Bank and Trust meeting room, to review the status of the park and plans for marketing.
Chair Brent DeMichael told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that it's the first time in a long time that he's excited about growth in Taylorville.
3 of the 17 lots in the new Taylorville Industrial Park are sold, with one closing that's already occurred and the other 2 in the final stages. Ken Hart, who has been part of T-D-A and its predecessor the Taylorville Industrial Development Corporation before that going back some 50 years, told Regional Radio News after the meeting about the lots sold.
Hart added it's been a long road but persistence had paid off.
Highlights of the T-D-A annual meeting includes a report from Marketing Committee chair Adam Vocks, on various avenues of marketing the new Industrial Park, including a new one-minute 30-second video produced by Tommy TV students at Taylorville High School, that will be posted on various local web sites and sent to industrial and business prospects.
Jared Beckham, new president of First National Bank in Taylorville come January First, was seated to replace current F-N-B-T president Linda Crawford who is retiring at the end of the year.