Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Jerry Bach says a meat processing plant could be good for the local economy because it will create over 300 new jobs. But those opposed to the slaughterhouse say the plant won't provide the kind of jobs the community needs.
Ronald Hamm is a life long resident in Wisconsin Rapids. He says the jobs that will be offered at the plant are minimum wage jobs and bringing hundreds of low paying jobs to the community will lower the living standards in the area.
Environmental lawyer Ed Garvey says those people who live in Wisconsin Rapids need to ask more questions about the impact the plant will have on the community.
They also need to make sure the environment, ground water, and safety on the highways will be protected before they let the new business move in.