- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - A pair of state-funded studies will examine the movement of freight through central Illinois to help guide development of the Midwest Inland Port in Decatur.

The studies are meant to maximize the potential of the port, which opened in September and is built around Archer Daniel Midland Co.’s intermodal rail facility.

It includes access to major railways, roadways and an airport with its own U.S. Customs office to clear international shipments.

The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports (https://bit.ly/1igCyWA ) that the two studies will cost about $500,000. They will be funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Commerce Department Director Adam Pollet said Tuesday such investment is an “an economic pathway” and jobs will follow.

___

Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide