POPULATION INCREASE COULD HELP LOCAL JOB SITUATION
There's good news coming for the New Year from the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County, just nothing official yet. The EDA's Dan Casey says this week will see an announcement made about a project, but overall, the focus for the EDA in 2014 will be on real estate, plus adding to the population, as well as constructing facilities for businesses to locate here. Casey says lower population in the county has an impact on quite a few areas, in terms of available workers, education and federal and state dollars spent. He also says sometimes good news and announcements is the one thing he can't talk about, depending on a particular company's wishes.