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. 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:

JOHN BOOS AND CO.  - John Boos and Co. recently relocated their outlet store to the former location of Prime Sole near Steak and Shake along Avenue of Mid America. 

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.

MCALISTER'S DELI - McAlister's Deli has announced plans to  open in the former Lone Star Steakhouse building. The building is currently undergoing a significant rehabilitation. They plan to open by the year's end. 

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.

STEVEN'S INDUSTRIES - Steven's Industries has expanded into a 200,000 sq ft rail serviced facility in Effingham's Business Park.

PLANET FITNESS - Planet Fitness  recently opened in the strip center at 1004 N. Keller Drive between Goodwill and Dollar General.

HEARTLAND DENTAL - Heartland Dental has begun work on a new dental office located on Ford Avenue. 

HOBBY LOBBY - Hobby Lobby has announced plans to open in the former K-Mart building.