A common thought in Godfrey over the last several years is that the village would explode with growth once Illinois 255 is complete.  The road is open, the village has established a business and TIF district, and the head of the Community Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee is encouraged by what is being reported after only one month's worth of income from the business district.

Chairman Tom Long says the village is heading into an exciting time.

Long comments

The total for the first month was $63,651.  He says the next step will be to develop the "Godfrey Brand," and sell that to potential developers and business interests.  The marketing plan will focus on tying in what already exists with what is still to be developed.

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