Sunday, November 2, 2008

Stevens County business growth slow but housing okay

excerpted from Morris Sun Tribune-News, 10-22-08

Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission Executive Director Michael Haynes reported slow growth overall for area businesses in the third quarter of 2008, but he said there was no loss of value in Stevens County's housing market.

He reported the Morris Industrial Park is currently full but that there are 40-60 acres available for future expansion.

He also talked about the county's Corn Stalk Gasification Plant project--the first of its kind in the country. The proposed project would convert corn stalks or similar material to natural gas and transmit the gas to customers through the existing natural gas pipeline system.

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