Progress Report

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 the creation of a new Business District in the area surrounded by Keller Dr., Henrietta St., Fayette Ave., and Interstate 57. 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:

FLOAT EFFINGHAM - Float Effingham recently opened on Keller Dr. They offer float pod therapy, chriopractice and weightloss services. 

WILD ROSE BOUTIQUE - Wild Rose Boutique is a women's and children's boutique located in Oak Pointe Center stripmall 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.

THE RED THREAD - The Red Thread is a women's clothing boutique that recenlty opened in downtown Effingham. They rehabiliated the inside and out of the former Jefferson Street Gifts building.

CHIPOTLE RESTAURANT – Chipotle opened in the Fall of 2016.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PET WELLNESS CENTER – Dr. Nanci Huels opened a state of the art 4,500 square feet veterinary clinic along Outer Belt West. The clinic features many specialty services such as a critical care unit, American Animal Hospital Association approved surgical suites, and dental radiology. 

DOUBLE FEATURE – Double Feature is completing construction of a new building on South Banker Street. They will be relocating their furniture and home décor store to the new 4,704 square foot facility.

IT'S ALMOST HOME - This funiture and decor store moved into the former Sunbeam building on South Banker St. The buidling 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 facility that they will construct next to their metal plant on South Banker St.

KOERNER DISTRIBUTOR - Koerner Distributor is relocating and expanding to a new location on South Raney St. They are anticipating construction to begin in 2017 on a 200,000 distribution complex.

ACCURACY FIREARMS AND RANGE - Accuracy Firearms and Range recently opened on South Raney St. The Accuracy complex includes a state of the art shooting range, a retail store, a gunsmith, and training facilities.

TRUCK CENTERS, INC - Truck Centers has commenced construction on a new 36,000 s.f. full service truck dealership. 

JOE'S TRUCK LUBE - A 10,000 s.f. truck lube and filter business will soon be constructed at the corner of Outer Belt West and Fayette Ave.

REHABILITATION PROJECTS - There have been several rehabilitation projects through the TIF Program that have been completed or are in the process of being completed. Businesses include: The Red Thread, Law Offices of McDevitt, Osteen, Chojnicki and Deters, Wortman Printing, Dairy Queen, It's Almost Home and EpLegends.