MARION, IL (KFVS) - The nation's economy hits southern Illinois directly with the announcement of Circuit City's distribution center in Marion shutting down. The company announced plans to shutter all of it's retail operations last week. More that 30,000 employees will lose their jobs nationwide.
"People are losing income and that means they don't have money to spend. And that affects the local businesses located in Marion, and the surrounding region," Butler said. "It's not a good thing that's for sure. But, on the other hand it's not the end of the world and we expect things will turn around."