Now that a freight study and plan has been unveiled to the public, drawing more big business to the region using that information as a selling point should follow.  That is the goal of members of the East-West Gateway Council of Government, which unveiled the study earlier this week.

Frank Miles, Director of Madison County Community and Economic Development, tells The Big Z that many multinational companies already realize the diverse methods of shipping their products that is available in the Metro East, and especially Madison County.

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He says while the county views itself as a team player in the regional economy, there is a desire to show business interests the benefits of locating on this side of the river as opposed to St. Louis. Freight shipments are expected to grow by about 60% over the next few years, according to Miles.


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