City moving ahead with Sterilite project

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Davenport aldermen voted Wednesday night to move ahead with the plan to bring hundreds of jobs to the city.

The plastic corporation Sterilite wants to expand its operations by opening a factory in Davenport, which could bring 500 new jobs. Sterilite makes plastic products such as storage containers and shelving and has been in operation for more than 75 years. The facility would be built adjacent to the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center near Interstate 80.

At Wednesday night's Committee of the Whole meeting, aldermen voted to fast-track the revision of the northern urban renewal area to include the land where Sterilite would be built.

Alderman Bill Boom told Local 4 News that he believes the council will pass the first consideration of the revision, then vote to suspend the rules and skip the second and third considerations.

Council meets again on January 25.


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