The fastest growing population in northern Illinois will soon have several new services available. Swedish American announced it's expanding its office in Davis Junction Thursday. It will move into a 12,500 square foot building on the corner of 251 and Route 72. The building will house several other businesses, including another Byron Bank branch.
Take a drive through Davis Junction and you might not guess it's the fastest growing community in northern Illinois. But just outside "downtown," there are hundreds of new homes.
"We've been here seven years and its building up all around us. You know we still feel we're in the country and it's still quiet here," said Sheila Carlson, a Davis Junction resident.
The expanding population convinced Bob Stenstrom to embark on a business venture here.
"The number of houses being built in this area is growing in leaps and bounds. There's nothing down here to provide services," said Stenstrom, the developer and builder.
Soon people driving across Route 72 and 251 will see a 12,500 square foot building on the corner. It will include a new bank, an expanded medical care center and several new businesses.
We think that will meet the needs of the community for quite some time," said Bill Gorski, M.D., Swedish American CEO.
Some think their schools and quiet location will draw in enough new residents to support more businesses in Davis Junction.
"We know that there will be more things for us to do here... like eventually there will probably be a grocery store here and we won't have to run into Rockford," said Carlson.