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cash and what were described as Du Page Continued from page 1, this section for Intel Corp. in Santa Clara, Calif. Sfate officials say, they are aware of this problem. "We tell people we have AT&T and Amoco and Nalco and Fermi and they are always surprised," said Norman Petersen, director of the Governor's Commission on Sci-' ence and Technology. "What we need is to market the area more effectively." It is no secret that more hightech means more money for the state. The five largest corridor operations AT&T, Amoco, Argon-ne, Fermi and Nalco alone brought in more than $900 million last year in wages, taxes and purchases, figures from the companies show. An additional $100 million per year, plus 3,000 jobs and new-found prominence in the field of high-energy physics research, could come to the state if federal officials choose to build a huge atom smasher at Fermilab. Gov. James Thompson has pledged to work to land the project, which, by virtue of its worldwide scientific importance, would draw top-flight researchers and unquestionably boost the Du Page corridor to national high-tech prominence. Naperville Chamber of Commerce officials say they plan to travel to the nation's leading high-tech regions this year, to market the Du Page corridor and to study the regions' problems. Neither Du Page County planners nor officials from communities have studied such areas. The problems of swift, largely uncontrolled growth, most notably in the Silicon Valley, have been substantial. So rapidly did hightech firms descend on the area in the 1970s that demand for land, housing, utilities even space on the few freeways in the area quickly outpaced the supply. These side effects of economic growth, uncomfortably visible to even the most casual tourists, include miles of glass-and-concrete buildings fronting terminally jammed roads and rents and housing prices among the highest in the country. So far, the fact that Du Page t.,

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 17 Feb 1985, Sun,
  3. Page 58

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