Statehouse
5:12 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Decatur Job Loss Part Of Negotiations On ADM Incentives

Senate President John Cullerton says any tax-incentive package to get Archer Daniels Midland Company to keep its headquarters in Illinois should include something to make up for the loss of jobs in Decatur.
 
ADM announced last week it was moving its global headquarters _ and 100 jobs _
out of Decatur. The company is asking the state for $20 million in tax breaks to
keep its headquarters in Illinois. Chicago officials have said the city is in
the running.
 
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/156Z8gp )
Cullerton said Wednesday that Chicago is a great spot for the agribusiness giant
to consider. But he says: ``whether we should incentivize them is another
question.''
 
The Chicago Democrat noted Decatur's high unemployment rate.
ADM has said it would keep 4,400 jobs in Decatur.