ADM Shares the stage with Illinois Leaders to Advance Precision Fermentation Technology Hub

"We're committed to continuing to support new jobs and investments"

ADM has been part of the Decatur community since 1939. Today, Decatur is ADM's North American headquarters and its single largest employee base, with 4,000 colleagues.

Over the past five years, ADM has invested well over $50 million in capital projects for its Science & Technology facilities alone in Decatur, and the company is advancing innovative projects and facilities to bring new jobs, sustainable products, and economic growth to central Illinois … including the Illinois Fermentation and Agriculture Biomanufacturing (iFAB) Tech Hub, a concentration of expertise and investment in biomanufacturing and precision fermentation that will continue to support economic growth and job creation in the region.

On March 4, ADM vice president of state and local government relations Greg Webb and vice president of science and technology Jose Leboreiro Hernandez joined Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, U.S. representative Nikki Budzinski, and other central Illinois leaders to celebrate the hub and the distribution of almost $700 million in grants and investments to support its continued development.

"We're proud to be part of this effort," Webb said. "This tech hub is a way for our region to lead in the future of biotechnology, and for ADM to continue to support precision fermentation, which represents a great opportunity to continue to expand the universe of sustainably sourced products spanning the industries in which we participate. This is an exciting moment for Decatur, for ADM, and for everyone – including thousands of ADM colleagues and their families – who call central Illinois home."