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Economy

Facebook Campaign to Save the Cordova Plant

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QC Chamber of Commerce
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The Quad Cities Generating Station
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Credit QC Chamber of Commerce
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An early supporter of the FB campaign to save the Cordova plant.

Worried about the future of one of this area's largest employers, and taxpayers, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has started a social media campaign. It's set up a Facebook page for people to show their support for Exelon and the Cordova nuclear plant.

The company has said it will close the plant unless the state of Illinois approves some clean energy incentives that would help it to become profitable.

Chamber vice president, Jason Gordon, says the idea for campaign came from a conversation with an Exelon employee who said he would have to leave the area if the plant closes.
Gordon says their goal is to encourage people to like, share, and comment on Facebook about the Cordova plant, and to contact members of the Illinois General Assembly.

By Friday it had more than 33-hundred "likes."
The plant employs 800 people, and has an annual payroll of 75 million dollars. It generates enough electricity to power about 1.5 million homes. 

The page can be found on Facebook at "support exelon quad cities."