SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

March 25, 2008 07:00 ET

Windfarm, Ethanol Projects Drive Illinois' $6.4 Billion in Second-Quarter Spending, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Despite a slowing economy and increasing fuel and corn prices, Illinois is leading the way in second-quarter spending among Great Lakes region states, posting a projected $6.4 billion in planned capital and maintenance spending. Even though this spending total is down 40% over the same period in 2007 when the state had $9 billion in expected construction starts, the influx of both windfarm and ethanol projects has helped bolster spending for the state.

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