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Officials to break ground on new Gateway Commerce spec building

From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County and municipal officials will break ground Wednesday on a $30 million spec building, the first to be built east of Illinois 255 in Gateway Commerce Center.

The Gateway East 717 Distribution Center will open an additional 700 acres of the 2,300-acre warehouse and distribution park for development.

For a number of weeks, construction equipment has been clearing the land, just south of New Poag Road.

The event will feature a presentation from the project’s developer and remarks from local and regional community and business leaders.

Speakers include Tristar Properties President Mike Towerman, Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan and Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton.

The event is at 10 a.m. at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Interstate 255 and Gateway Commerce Center Boulevard.


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