Progress Report

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Community Development

The City of Effingham continues to work with existing and new companies to provide assistance and support for any needs they may have. We have recently received approval on our Enterprise Zone Application and are in the process of creating a new business district on a South Banker Street. So far this year, business activity is taking place throughout the community with several more projects slated to start this year. Interest in Effingham has been picking up and an improvement in the economy has allowed companies to increase employment and projects.

Some projects underway or soon to be starting construction would include the following:

DAN HECT - Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota is currently under construction with an addition to their showroom and repair shop.

TEUTOPOLIS BANK - Teutopolis Bank is currently constructing a new location in Effingham. The building will be located at 900 W. Jefferson Ave. They plan to open in early 2018.

MEIJER - Meijer has announced plans to build a 150,000 s.f. store located next to Kohl's.

EFFINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The City of Effingham's Police Department is currently building  a new state of the art police facility located next to City Hall. The project anticipates completion in early 2019.

SPEEDWAY  - Speedway recently opened a gas station/convenience store located along Fayette Ave next to Walgreens.

PANERA BREAD - Panera bread recently opened a new facility located behind Panda Express.

CHILI'S - Chili's recently opened a new restaurant in the former Ruby Tuesday's location.

SMOOTHIE KING -   Smoothie King recently opened their location next to Famous Footwear in front of Wal-Mart.

ADM - ADM is in the process of consolidating and expanding operations in the former Southeastern Container building. A large processing tower is under construction.

JOHN BOOS AND CO. - John Boos and Co. has relocated their wood plant to a brand new 122,000 s.f. facility located next to their metal plant on South Banker St. 

KOERNER DISTRIBUTOR - Koerner Distributor is currently constructing a 200,000 s.f. distribution complex at its new location on South Raney St. They plan to open in early 2018.

EFFINGHAM EXPRESS CAR WASH - The Effingham Express Car Wash recently opened along South Banker Street. The car wash also features a pet washing station.

GOPHER'S GRILL - Gopher's Grill, a bar and restaurant, is remodeling and relocating into the old Jansen's building in downtown Effingham.

EFFING BREW COMPANY - The Effing Brew Company has begun work on the former El Forno building to turn it into a micro-brewery/pub/restaurant.

HSHS ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - HSHS St. Anthony Memorial  Hospital is constructing a medical center along Temple Ave, across from the Hospital. The facility will house outpatient services and physician offices.

CLASSIC THAI RESTAURANT - The Classic Thai restaurant recently opened at 108 S. Henrietta in the former Video Alley building.

STEVEN'S INDUSTRIES - Steven's Industries is planning to expand into a 200,000 sq ft rail serviced facility in Effingham's Business Park.