The call for a return to the glory days of high employment in well-paying jobs in the region has been heard for years. While the heyday of manufacturing may be just a memory, leaders in Madison County are looking at the growing warehouse district as a place where growth continues to offer new employment opportunities.
Madison County Economic Development Specialist Leah Dettmers tells The Big Z unemployment numbers can sometimes be a good thing to showcase.
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According to the study, a majority of freight that currently moves through the region does not stop locally. Freight shipments are expected to grow by about 60% over the next few years, according to Miles.