State Reps. Cavaletto, Reis & Meier Host CSX Railway Industrial Development Meeting for Possible Jobs Creation

State Representative John Cavaletto, along with his colleagues Rep. David Reis and Rep. Charlie Meier hosted a meeting of local elected officials, economic development officers and business owners along the CSX Transporation rail line on upgrades and industrial development opportunities. Attendees included Marion County Board Chairman Erwin Hahn, Salem Mayor Rex Barbee, Salem Economic Development Director Jeanne Gustofson and Darren Dwyer, Member of the Southeastern Illinois Economic Development Authority.

The hope is that communities along the CSX line will be able to grow current businesses and attract new businesses and create jobs because of the access to the railroads to move products and natural resources like coal reserves in the southern Illinois area.