City puts hat in the ring for new industry
Mar 14, 2012 | 875 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An industry has put its feelers out and the City of Metropolis is one of two southern Illinois locations on its radar.

In a 6-1 vote during Monday’s Metropolis City Council meeting, members approved moving forward with what is nicknamed “the Black Beauty project.” Alderman Richard Corzine was the dissenting vote, citing the motion had no cost attached to it. Alderman Kim Brown was absent from the meeting.

According to the city’s Industrial Committee chairman Bob Midnight, the business contacted the State of Illinois indicating interest in locating a steel mill plant in southern Illinois, specifically naming Metropolis and Mt. Vernon.

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