Legislation Would Require Decatur Jobs In ADM Deal
by the Associated Press
New legislation would bring jobs to Decatur as a condition for Archer Daniels Midland Company to receive state incentives it wants to keep its headquarters in Illinois.
State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) introduced an amendment Thursday to require the company to relocate at least 100 jobs from out of state to Decatur and hire at least 100 new full-time employees a year in the city for five years.
ADM announced earlier this year it will move its 100-employee global headquarters out of Decatur. ADM is reportedly considering Chicago and other cities.
Legislation that would give the company up to $24 million in state incentives has been criticized by some lawmakers.
Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat, isn't sure if he can get his amendment through the Legislature when it meets next week.