As more businesses pursue carbon neutral goals and the energy economy changes, the Grundy County Economic Development Board is committed to ensuring Grundy County continues to lead the energy sector, according to a recent press release.
Projects like Blue Sky Solar – a $400 million, 300 megawatt solar power development between Dwight and Gardner, recently announced they would sell their clean power to Comcast. CPV Three Rivers Energy continues to employ hundreds of skilled tradespeople as work continues on the 1,200 MW natural gas plant.
Despite rising construction costs and limited materials, the industry is moving forward with site selection and expansion plans in Grundy County. In the first quarter of 2022, GEDC saw strong interest in sites with river and rail access, significant surface area and power. The GEDC has already facilitated several site visits this year and anticipates continued and promising activity.
Procter and Gamble is actively building its material handling, robotics and racking system at its new facility and Costco is continuing work on its 1,000,000 square foot building, expanding into a new campus along the road. 47. These future logistics and manufacturing facilities are state-of-the-art buildings that rely heavily on technology, digital and physical automation, and increased efficiency. The workforce employed to operate these automated systems is highly skilled and these systems represent significant financial investments.