the company that makes biodegradable and natural cleaning products,
said it plans to set up its first U.S. manufacturing
facility in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. The company is expected to
receive $1.1 million in state tax credits over a 10-year period.
Additionally, up to $9 million in Chicago tax increment financing (TIF) funds are planned to be set aside to help pay for the $33 million plant.
The plant's construction
is slated to start later this year, and the facility will be operational
in early 2015, reported DNAinfo Chicago. According to Method, the
future plant, at East 111th Street and South Doty Avenue, will employ 100 people. The proposed site used to be a Ryerson steel mill.
"These jobs will help workers raise a family, buy a home, send a child to college and eventually retire," Ald. Anthony Beale (9th),
whose ward will house the proposed Method plant, said at a Tuesday
news conference. "More jobs and more good-paying jobs will equal less
crime in our community."