Economic development on the rise in Taylorville

Economic development on the rise in Taylorville

The city of Taylorville is seeing an economic boost.

Mayor Bruce Barry said within the next couple of weeks, Steak and Shake will break ground, bringing more food options and employment.

Officials are also looking forward to a new medical facility.

Local business owners say they're optimistic about new developments.

"We have the four-lane highway from Springfield, which has been a big help and with the new additions, it looks like a growing and healthy community," Co-owner of Jensen Furniture, Jerry Jensen said.

Officials are also planning to develop an industrial park, which they say will bring more job opportunities.

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