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Survey shows impact of John Morrell plant closure

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - The Sioux City Economic Development Group conducted a survey to see how the closure of the John Morrell plant would impact the city.

Almost 500 hundred businesses finished all or parts of the survey.

286 businesses or organizations said the closing of John Morrell may have some "direct" effect on their operations.

15 of them said they planned to reduce their workforces, because of the closing.

213 employers said John Morrell's closing wouldn't directly impact their operations.

But, 22 percent of that group said they expected an indirect decrease in sales.

Finally, 19 employers said they will try to hire Morrell workers.

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