Saturday In The Park Concert Organizer Dave Bernstein announced lastnight that Gary Clark Jr. has been added to the 2012 Saturday In The Park lineup.
Gary Clark Jr. will play at 7p immediately prior to Wilco. Clark most recently got rave reviews for incredible sets both weekends at Coachella and will be joined at SITP by Quad Cities native, and fellow Coachella performer, Lissie, and Knoxville natives The Dirty Guv'nahs.
CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY ON A NEW THREE MILLION DOLLAR GRAIN ELEVATOR IN ANTHON, IOWA.
PLATINUM GRAIN IS BUILDING THE FACILITY AND COMPANY SPOKESMAN NICK BOWDISH SAYS IT SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST:
PLATINUM HAS ALREADY PUT OUT CORN BIDS AND IS PURCHASING GRAIN FROM AREA FARMERS IN A 30 MILE RADIUS OF ANTHON FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER DELIVERY. BOWDISH SAYS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF CAPACITY FOR THE FALL CORN HARVEST:
THE PROJECT WAS HELPED BY WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVING THE FIRST TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT IN THE COUNTY.
COUNTY OFFICIALS AND PLATINUM GRAIN SIGNED A TEN YEAR DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TUESDAY MORNING.
WOODBURY COUNTY RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR ROB MARQUSEE SAYS THE COUNTY'S PLATINUM GRAIN DEVELOPMENT DEAL WILL BE GREAT FOR BOTH THE COUNTY AND THE BUSINESS.
IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE COUNTY HAS CREATED A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT. MARQUSEE SAYS PLATINUM GRAIN WILL HAVE A MINIMUM TAX ASSESSMENT OF A MILLION, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OVER THE TEN YEAR DEVELOPMENT.
THOSE TAX REBATES ARE CAPPED AT TWO MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH THREE PHASES OF THE PROJECT. ARQUSEE SAYS THE COUNTY COULD CREATE OTHER TIF DISTRICTS TO HELP ATTRACT OTHER COMPANIES TO BUILD HERE:
MARQUSEE THANKED ANTHON AND AREA FARMERS FOR SUPPORTING THE PLATINUM GRAIN PROJECT. HE SAYS THE ELEVATOR WILL ALSO BRING MORE LOCAL SALES TO ANTHON AS FARMERS COME TO TOWN TO DELIVER CORN.