Wednesday, November 15, 2017
McLean Co Approves Tax Breaks for Brandt
The McLean County board joins Unit 5 in giving a Canadian manufacturing company tax breaks to open a new plant in the community. Brandt Industries is looking to buy a manufacturing plant, that will soon be vacant, just north of Normal. The company is planning to bring 300 to 500 good-paying jobs to the area over the next seven years. Several council members did raise concerns that the deal was sprung upon them at the last minute. The tax breaks will cost the county about $70,000 over the next decade. More smaller taxing bodies will vote on the deal in the coming weeks. Normal Township votes Thursday morning.