ADM Eyeing Atlanta For Headquarters?

October 11, 2013

The Archer Daniels Midland Co., logo appears on the main office at the ADM plant in Decatur, Ill., Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

(Seth Perlman/AP)

Archer Daniels Midland is on the lookout for a new home for its world headquarters, and it's not being limited to the midwest.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ADM leaders met with Atlanta officials.

ADM has said it won't comment on sites in the running. Other reports this week has the company looking at Minneapolis. 

Chicago and St. Louis have also been mentioned as possibilities.

ADM plans to move the headquarters and about 100 jobs from Decatur.  The company says it will maintain a large operation in central Illinois, with 44-hundred employees in Decatur.

The company says it needs the headquarters in a larger metropolitan area.  Illinois lawmakers are mulling whether to meet ADM's request for tax incentives to keep the top management in state. 

Story source: Illinois Public Radio

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