PEKIN - Tazewell County is making a play for a possible Monsanto expansion.
The agricultural company is considering a $20 million expansion, but has not decided if or where it would do it.
In case Monsanto does expand, the Tazewell County board submitted a proposal this week to lure the company to the area. It purchased Precision Planting, a company near Tremont, last year.
The county is offering a five-year tax abatement program and says it would match what any other municipal county would invest.
"We understand they've got a lot of considerations. We want them to know that we value their presence here and we want to be a good partner with them, to be successful. And we of course recognize the benefit that that would bring to the area," said Tazewell County administrator Michael Freilinger.
An expansion could mean more than thirty new jobs.