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 are also currently working 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.

GOECKNER BROTHERS - Goeckner Brothers car dealership is adding to their repair shop.

TEUTOPOLIS BANK - Teutopolis Bank recenlty broke ground on the construction of 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 recenlty broke gound on a new state of the art police facility located next to City Hall. The project anticipates completion in early 2019.

SPEEDWAY  - Speedway recenlty broke ground on a gas station/conviences store located along Fayette Ave next to Walgreens.

AHA ROLLED ICE CREAM AND WINGS - AHA Rolled Ice Cream and Wings recenlty opened in the former Southside Grill located in front of the Village Square Mall. 

PANERA BREAD - Panera bread started construction on a new facility which will be located behind Panda Express.

CHILI'S - Chili's has begun renovation work to the former Ruby Tuesday building. The new restaurant is slated to be open this fall.

SMOOTHIE KING -   Smoothie King recently broke ground and construction is well underway. The facility is located next to Famous Footwear in front of Wal-Mart.

FLOAT EFFINGHAM - Float Effingham recently opened on Keller Dr. They offer float pod therapy, chiropractic and weight loss services.

WILD ROSE BOUTIQUE -Wild Rose Boutique is a women's and children's boutique which recently located in the Oak Pointe Center strip mall in front of Kohl's.

KENWORTH - Kenworth of Effingham has opened a new 21,000 s.f. full service dealership featuring a 12 bay service shop and a 2.200 s.f. parts department.

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

IT'S ALMOST HOME - This furniture and decor store moved into the former Sunbeam building on South Banker St. The building was remodeled both inside and out.

JOHN BOOS AND CO. - John Boos and Co. is relocating their wood plant to a brand new 122,000 s.f. facility located next to their metal plant on South Banker St. The rrelocation should be completed this fall. 

KOERNER DISTRIBUTOR - Koerner Distributor recently broke ground on a 200,000 s.f. distribution complex at its new location on South Raney St.

TRUCK CENTERS, INC - Truck Centers  recently opened a new 36,000 s.f. full service truck dealership located on Gillenwater Avenue off of Outer Belt West.

JOE'S TRUCK LUBE - Joe's Truck Lube,  a 10,000 s.f. truck lube and filter business recently opened at the corner of Outer Belt West and Fayette Ave.