Scott County and the company that wants to bring a $1.5 billion fertilizer plant to the Quad-Cities have had preliminary talks about incentives although the project still faces several hurdles. Orascom Construction Industries wants to build the plant between Davenport and Walcott along U.S.
Lee County will receive some outside help in its efforts to land a new industry.
The Board of Supervisors has agreed to hire attorney Bob Josten to negotiate with Iowa Fertilizer Company on behalf of the county. Josten is with Dorsey & Whitney, a Des Moines-based law firm the county uses when it borrows money.
Iowa Fertilizer Company is considering a 300-acre site near Wever for a $1.3-billion dollar fertilizer plant.