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Study: County a leader in warehouse activity ; Distribution centers have generated $455 million in wages

Study: County a leader in warehouse activity ; Distribution centers have generated $455 million in wages
June 13, 2017 Yodit Teklu

This story was originally published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer on June 12, 2017.


By Steve Horrell|theintelligencer.com


“Recent growth at the warehouse districts and logistic centers in and around Edwardsville have combined to make Madison County a national leader in warehouse and logistics activity, a research study has found.

The study was released by the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, an Edwardsville-based economic development organization representing Madison and St. Clair counties.

It found an annual economic impact of more than $1.3 billion for Madison County from the area’s three logistics centers: the Gateway Commerce Center, the Lakeview Commerce Park, and the Northgate Industrial Park. It also found that they generated 10,000 jobs and nearly $445 million in wages, according to a news release from LCSI…”

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