MT. VERNON — The city of Mt. Vernon continues to look to bring business to the community, and elected state officials that represent Mt. Vernon say city leaders are succeeding in bringing jobs to the area.

115th district state representative Terri Bryant says Mt. Vernon has worked hard to make itself a warm and welcoming community for new residents and businesses.

58th district state senator Paul Schimpf says growth in Mt. Vernon positively affects all of southern Illinois.

The Mary Jane Chesley Industrial Park is located along Route 15 on the west side of Mt. Vernon.