As the Robinson Daily News reports, on Nov. 14th, the Robinson City Council approved a supplemental resolution in support of the Pepsi Mid America project, the next step in bringing a Pepsi distribution center to our district. This project will bring up to 50 jobs to the Robinson area, an exciting development for an important part of our district and Southern Illinois.
Additionally, Toldeo residents, in cooperation with the Mattoon YMCA, broke ground for the Toldeo YMCA on Dec. 12th. The Neal Center -- named after longtime philanthropist and the brainchild behind the Toldeo YMCA recreation center -- is expected to open Dec. 1st, 2018 at the northeast corner of the square in Toledo. Facilities like the YMCA are a real boon for economic development and benefit the community in so many ways.
Congratulations and thank you to all those who helped to make both of these important and fantastic projects happen!