Monday, Nov 24, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

Tri-State Summit in Hannibal on Wednesday

Governors Nixon and Branstad to speak at Tri-State Summit

Recent Comments

1950Brutus - Strawman: And Now WE Get Even With Whitey...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only ridiculous drivel I've read here is you trying to justify this action by saying that both Republican and Democratic Presidents have acted unlawfully in the past. Please cite an example of a previous executive order that decreed ignoring laws on the books. Also do you really think Strawman can "incite discontent and perhaps violence"? After reading this opinion the thought of going home…
GuyFawkes10 - Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures - Quincy, IL News - Qui
The ground shuttle would only kick in when needed at end of year and would not cost much for a few weeks. Maybe there are rules but wouldn't city employees with business in StL be counted as enplanements? I also think this is a wasteful gov subsidy but at same time the benefit is there and to let it slip away for want of 200 enplanments would almost be derelict in duty of city fathers. What if…
SeenTheLight1 - QPD Blotter for November 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Somebody out there does not like Hyundai's. Watch out !
eaglebeaky - Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures - Quincy, IL News - Qui
I understood what he was saying, Migraine... respectfully I am just saying that a "solution" like that probably wouldn't work, for several reasons. First, there's almost certainly a rule against it; EAS serves a purpose, but it has been widely criticized as being wasteful spending for years now (therefore, I doubt that the practice of letting the city game the system by buying up the excess…
whhm - QPD Blotter for November 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you're going to drive off without paying, at least fill the tank!

Most Popular

Second arrest made in weekend sexual assault case

Man arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly

Entrup files to run for Alderman on Quincy City Council Updated

Quincy man wounded while deer hunting

Quincy School Board proposes $33.63 million tax levy

Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures Video

Downstate mayors and fire chiefs oppose mandatory firefighter staffing bill Updated Video

Nov. TRIAD meeting this Wednesday

Economic development takes center stage at Tri-State Development Summit

6 months, 2 weeks ago by Bryan Nichols

Southeast Iowa fertilizer plant hailed as one recent success

More than 300 attendees heard from several speakers about economic development issues during the Tri-State Development Summit on Wednesday at Hannibal La Grange University.

Among the speakers was Iowa Governor Terry Branstad who highlighted several projects going on in Southeast Iowa including the Iowa Fertilizer Company Plant under construction in Lee County.

Branstad noted that there are currently 14 hundred construction workers working on the facility.

Other speakers noted that in order to bring in a new business - the area needed to be ready for it.

Iowa Fertilizer President Shawn Rana  said the Weaver, Iowa location was ready

"When we picked a site, we looked for a few key attributes," Rana said.

Those attributes include the availability of raw materials, access to rail and good highway systems and a good workforce. "and," Rana said, "we found all of those things at Weaver and that area very well."

He said Iowa Fertilizer Company was looking for talented but underutilized people and education opportunities.  "Southeastern Community College is very strong in that area," Rana said.

Rana also noted that Weaver is also very near the company's customer base.

He also noted that the Mississippi River has been very important in the construction of the facility by allowing easier transportation of very large and very heavy equipment.

Transportation - and more specifically - water transportation was the overall theme of the summit.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 27 minutes ago

Robbearts chosen to lead United Way - Associate Director moves up a chair to replace Cheryl Waterman http://t.co/duOznCVXsk
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 2 minutes ago

RT @DanRiehl: Memories ... Misty watercolor memories of the way we were. RT @StevenTDennis: Hagel gets POTUS hug http://t.co/saQZKRP93d
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 8 minutes ago

RT @David M. Drucker: Are you watching the Obama/Hagel presser? This is how people get fired in Washington.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 13 minutes ago

RT @Matt Mackowiak: so true RT @JohnEkdahl: Meanwhile, Susan Rice remains inexplicably employed.