New marijuana dispensary to be built in Cairo, Illinois, to create 20 … – WPSD Local 6

CARIO,IL — A major development plan underway in Cairo, Illinois, aims to bring with it growth and economic development. The city has partnered with Blounts and Moore LLC to build a marijuana dispensary on Kessler Road near the exit 1 ramp for Interstate 57.

City leaders say they expect it to generate an estimated $30,000 in new sales tax revenue per month in Cairo. Leaders say the development will create 20 to 25 jobs for the community.

Wages for these positions will range from $19 to $30 an hour with full health and welfare benefits. Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson says construction will be done by local company Russell Construction. He says the project will be a win-win situation for Cairo and Alexander County.

Leaders are on a mission to restore Cairo.

“It was a real busy town, I tell you. We even had franchises around here in town growing up, which are gone now, but we had it. You name it, we pretty much had here,” says Simpson. 

Simpson was raised in Cairo, and he says now that he is mayor his goal is to give back

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