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Sizable railroad facility coming to Jerseyville: 1,000 jobs, $500 million investment

Sizable railroad facility coming to Jerseyville: 1,000 jobs, $500 million investment
February 12, 2018 Evan Glantz

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on February 12, 2018.


By Jacob Barker | St. Louis Post-Dispatch


“A major railroad and logistics investment planned for the small Metro East community of Jerseyville will make a major impact on the region’s transportation and logistics infrastructure, officials say.

The project involves the Kansas City Southern Railroad, which has a line running through the town, and Illinois and company officials say they will release more details March 2.

An investment of about $500 million could create 1,000 jobs in the city of roughly 8,000 people 20 miles north of Alton, according to the Jerseyville Economic Development Council. Specifics won’t be released until next month, but the Council indicated that the investment on the edge of the St. Louis metro area “will have a major impact on the entire Midwest economy and the country’s logistics and commerce industries.”…”

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