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Will two missed opportunities haunt Black Hawk County?

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -  During these tough economic times communities are having a hard time keeping jobs.   In Black Hawk County the jobs never came... twice in the past year.

Wednesday LS Power announced it would scrap its plans for the billion dollar coal fired power plant. City officials say the project would have brought with it 12-hundred construction jobs and around 50 full time positions.

Last January Monsanto decided to pull plans on a $100,000,000 seed plant south of Waterloo.

Now, it will be built in Independence.  The project is expected to add 80 full time jobs and 12-hundred seasonal positions.

Online Reporter:  John Wilmer

 

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