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of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director Jim Schultz, Village President Dean Argiris and Phaedra Leslie at the Cook County Workforce Partnership assisted in Wheeling beating out several sites in other states. Richelieu Foods has leased the 115,000-square-foot former Orvil-Kent food processing facility at 120 W. Palatine Rd. and plans to commence operations in July and add approximately 125 new jobs. Richelieu Foods produces private-label frozen pizzas, salad dressing, sauces, marinades, condiments and deli salads for many retailers. Wheeling also continues to focus resources on recruiting foreign investment and foreign trade. Last October, village officials traveled to the Republic of Korea with a delegation of local business and education leaders, including Congressman Bob Dold. The purpose of the visit, sponsored by Wheeling’s own Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, was

to promote exchanges in the areas of business, industry, trade, tourism, education, art and culture. “Our objective is to work closely with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Korean Cultural Center, the Japanese Consulate and our many community partners to establish mutually beneficial international exchanges,” Melaniphy said. “Wheeling must compete in the global marketplace and all of these relationships provide exciting opportunities for our manufacturers and businesses.” “Manufacturing is the only wealth-creating class of business,” Dru Garcia, Wheeling’s Business Development Coordinator, added. “Every job a manufacturer creates results in an additional three to four support jobs. So this is an especially desirable business class for our community to support in achieving and sustaining true economic growth.”

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