NILES, Michigan - An energy production project just north of the Indiana border will involve nearly $970 million in planned investment. The Indeck Niles LLC development involves building a 210,000 square-foot, natural gas-powered Indeck Niles Energy Center. The plant is expected to be complete over the course of three-years, creating up to 600 construction jobs and 21 permanent jobs.

The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved some $35 million in local and school tax capture for brownfield cleanup. The proposed plant is expected to produce 1,000 megawatts, which the Illinois-based utility says could produce enough power for 635,000 homes and businesses.

Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance Board of Directors President David Eifler says "we are very pleased to have played a part in the newly announced Indeck Niles, LLC project. This will become the largest and most expensive facility ever constructed in the Greater Niles Michigan area. Not only will Indeck be adding several permanent jobs, but it will eventually be paying significant local taxes that benefits everyone."

Sites in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio were also in contention for the project.

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