In District with Rep. Jason Bunting

From January through the end of May, legislators spend much of their time in Springfield representing their districts during the legislative session. Throughout the remainder of the year, your state representatives make it a point to get out into all corners of their districts listening and learning so they can best represent your interests. This may mean hosting townhalls and coffees, attending events and touring local businesses and organizations.

Earlier this month, State Representative Jason Bunting toured Incobrasa in Gilman, Illinois. Incobrasa is a soybean processing and biodiesel manufacturing company with roots in the industry going back over 50 years. About 95% of the biodiesel produced at Incobrasa stays right here in Illinois.

Most important for the economic vitality of the 106th District and the state of Illinois, Bunting learned that Incobrasa is currently working on an expansion plan that represents more than a $250 million capital investment that will create 40 new full-time jobs while retaining 200 jobs – generating economic benefit for the region and state. They will more than double their production capacity by 2030.